Spanish police seize 11 tonnes of hashish, arrest two

21st January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Spanish police seized 11 tonnes of hashish and arrested two men suspected of drugs trafficking on Tuesday in the southern city of Seville, the interior ministry said.

 MADRID - The operation began with the localisation on Monday afternoon of one of the two men, who was the subject of an arrest warrant, it said in a statement.

The man met with an accomplice and police followed the two to a garage in the eastern part of the city where they were caught transporting sacks loaded with hashish.

The authorities gave no street value for the drugs but said it was enough to meet demand for Seville, Spain's fourth largest city, and the surrounding region as well as that of several other European nations.

Spain is one of the main points of entry of drugs into Europe, from hashish that has been grown in north Africa, to Latin American cocaine, which is often smuggled in via Africa.

Spanish authorities seized more than 100 tonnes of hashish last year.

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