Law enforcement Ministers of Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece in the mutual process operations tied 10 Ukrainians and one citizen of Georgia for smuggling 13 tons of hashish in the Mediterranean sea near Italy, informs the Ministry of internal Affairs of Spain.
according to information from the Spanish authorities, the hashish was transported on the ship, delayed in the Mediterranean sea near the Italian island of Pantelleria, reports RIA " Novosti ".
The operation, which was coordinated by Europol, began Some time ago, when Spanish law enforcement authorities we have received information of the illegal group, which included citizens of Spain and Morocco, related to the Libyans and the Egyptians. Specifically, the operation was conducted by Italian law enforcement. They found in the ship's hold " Well ", which went under the flag of Panama, five hundred hidden packages of hashish. Caught eleven people - 10 Ukrainians and one Georgian citizen, stated in the message the Ministry of internal Affairs of Spain. The head of the Ministry of internal Affairs, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, said that the police Operation demonstrates " outstanding international cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking ". He said that Spain intercepted in the last 10 years 40% of the total detected in the EU member States cocaine and 75% of hashish. In November, the Russian customs officers together with colleagues from FSB and the Federal drug control service of Russia stopped the illegal activities of international groups involved in the smuggling of drugs. 820 kg of hashish found in the bucket of the excavator.