Police say submarine drones carrying drugs can travel 30km, carrying 200kg of drugs. ProIQRA News

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During the 14-month investigation, police seized more than 150kg of hashish and hashish, 1, 1,61,537 in cash, and arrested eight people. (Photo: Reuters)

Three drones, including one made from a surfboard, were found in several warehouses near the port city of Cیزdiz, along with six large flying drones.

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  • Last Updated:05 July 2022, 23:44 IST
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Spanish police have seized semi-submarine drones used by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs from the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Juan Antonio Cellulio, head of the Central Narcotics Brigade, said three drones, including one made from a surfboard, were found in several warehouses near the port city of Cیزdiz, along with six large flying drones.

Sea-going devices were designed to carry 200kg of hashish and 30km of hashish. “These devices were navigated remotely via GPS, so that any person or organization member could check the location at any time and then arrange docking from home via a tablet and the right software,” said Cellulo. “Sello said.

The investigation lasted 14 months and led police to seize more than 150 kilograms of hashish and hashish, 1,61,537 in cash and arrest eight people in the Spanish enclave Ceuta on the north coast of Morocco and the southern Spanish cities of Cیزdiz and Malaga. Allowed Police also found cars with hidden boxes to transport drugs to Denmark in the north.

Many groups of drug smugglers and human traffickers are operating in the area around the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Europe from Africa, which in some places is as narrow as 12 kilometers.

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