Spain hash haul is European record

AFP-JIJI

Spanish police have seized 52 tons of hashish, a European record, and arrested three people as part of an investigation into a drug trafficking ring, police said Monday.

The drugs were found at an industrial warehouse in the southern city of Cordoba stored in 1,700 individual packages which each weighed about 30 kg, police said in a statement.

“This is the largest seizure of the drug ever carried out in Spain and a record also in Europe after police found 36 tons of hashish in a Panamanian-flagged ship in the port of Marin in northwestern Spain in 1996,” the statement said.