Gib police retrieve 800 kilos of hashish in high speed sea chase

Gib police retrieve 800 kilos of hashish in high speed sea chase

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Gibraltar drugs bustPolice in Gibraltar recovered over three quarters of a ton of cannabis resin with a street value of 4 million pounds after a 30-minute high-speed chase in the sea off Gibraltar on Saturday.

Crew on the Gibraltar Police vessel challenged a suspicious rigid-hulled inflatable boat off the east side of the Rock at around 7.15 am.

The Rib, powered by three 300 horsepower outboard engines, was carrying a crew of four and a large cargo of drugs, and sped off when approached by the RGP vessel.

Following a 30 minute high speed chase the occupants of the Rib ditched a total of 27 cannabis bales which enabled the vessel to escape to the Strait of Gibraltar pursued by a Guardia Civil vessel which had arrived in support of the Gibraltar Police crew.

All 27 bales were later retrieved by Police and Customs vessels.

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