National Spanish police together with colleagues from Italy, Turkey and Greece have detained 10 Ukrainians and one citizen of Georgia for smuggling 13 tons of hashish, 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.
The operation, which was coordinated by Europol, began Some time ago, when the Spanish police, 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 the Italian police. 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.