Alleged drug-running spotters arrested in Gibraltar’s Upper Rock

In separate incident, 79 bales of hashish recovered from the sea

In a separate incident, in the early morning hours of last Monday, HM Customs and RGP boats recovered 79 bales of hashish from the sea off the Rock after a rigid-hull inflatable boat that had been collecting the bales fled from the area

THREE men were arrested in the early morning hours of last Sunday in Gibraltar’s Upper Rock area for allegedly acting as spotters to assist drug-running boats.

The three local men, who have been released on bail, were arrested on charges of “being in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve between the hours of sunset and sunrise, and on suspicion of being knowingly concerned in the importation of controlled drugs”, said Royal Gibraltar Police officials.

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