THE TIDE IS HIGH More than £14million worth of cannabis washes up on a beach in Gibraltar

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Cops discovered the 80 tightly wrapped bales of the resin, weighing three tons, on an isolated stretch after a boat got into trouble in bad weather

Three people were rescued from the water following a distress call.

As well as the cannabis, a  36ft high-speed inflatable dinghy was found on Camp Bay in  Gibraltar with extra fuel canisters and food.

Officers immediately sealed off the area to prevent looting.

Detectives believe the men in the boat are part of the same gang who used drones to avoid police operations and make sure the coast was clear before dropping off the drugs.

Spain’s proximity to Morocco, a key producer of cannabis, and its close ties with former colonies in Latin America, a major cocaine-producing region, have made it an important gateway for international drug dealers.

A source in Gibraltar said: “The bales have been washing up all morning and there are others bobbing out at sea. The police van has been making trips between the beach and HQ loads of times because there are so many of them. Someone isn’t going to be very happy they have lost their shipment.”

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“Although technically it wasn’t a seizure as such, it fell into our hands. But nevertheless we are very grateful.

“This was a multi-agency operation and we were involved after a distress signal was received from the boat and rescue teams  dispatched.”

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A police spokesperson said the discovery was one of the largest ‘seizures’ they had made in recent years
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Eighty tightly-wrapped bales of the resin – weighing three tons – ended up on an isolated stretch of the breach.
Source:https://www.thesun.co.uk

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