Hashish Trafficking Network in Spain and France Dismantled, 12 Arrested

MURCIA, Spain – Spanish and French police forces dismantled an international hashish-smuggling organization that exported product from Morocco and distributed it in Europe, arresting 12 suspects, according the Spanish security forces on Friday.

Authorities detailed that two of the detainees are Spanish citizens, four are Moroccan nationals, and the remaining six are French citizens of North African descent, while pointing out that the raid operation was overseen by the European agency EUROJUST.

Spanish security forces searched several houses and industrial buildings in the southeastern Spanish city of Murcia, in addition to a vehicle carrying around 700 kilograms (around 1,543 pounds) of hashish, and other vehicles filled with weapons, ammunition, fake registration plates, mobile phones and cash.

At the same time, the French police searched four houses in the French city of Nimes, where it arrested four personnel of the criminal organization, and confiscated weapons, vehicles and money.

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