• Drugs seized after dawn chase in Algeciras

    Drugs seized after dawn chase in Algeciras0

    Smugglers ditched at least 107 bales of cannabis resin during dawn chase at sea off Algeciras yesterday. Video and photographs posted on social media showed the coastline in Getares dotted with floating bales [pictured above]. Minutes earlier, a rigid-hulled inflatable boat had been filmed speeding just metres from the shore, its occupants throwing the bales

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  • Gibraltar’s inclusion in transition hinges on ‘bilateral deal on irritants’, Dastis says

    Gibraltar’s inclusion in transition hinges on ‘bilateral deal on irritants’, Dastis says0

    Gibraltar’s inclusion in the Brexit transition period will depend on whether agreement can be reached on “complicated” issues such as the airport and tobacco smuggling, Spain’s Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, said this week. Speaking after a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels, Mr Dastis insisted Spain would not block the wider Brexit deal over

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  • CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs

    CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday urged Spain to push ahead with legislation to prohibit the use of large rigid-hulled inflatable boats, pledging the Rock’s “genuine desire” to strengthen cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies. The message came a day after the tragic death of an eight year old child in a collision between two boats off

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  • Police in La Linea seize 12 tonnes of drugs in 48 hours

    Police in La Linea seize 12 tonnes of drugs in 48 hours0

    Police in La Linea seized 12 tonnes of cannabis resin in the space of just 48 hours following four separate operations. This comes against the backdrop of a spike in drug trafficking activity in the region in recent days, with fast rigid-hulled inflatable boats clearly visible operating in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar.

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  • Customs recovers cannabis worth £495,000

    Customs recovers cannabis worth £495,0000

    Customs officers recovered 90kg of cannabis and chased drug smugglers out of Gibraltar waters and into the hands of the Guardia Civil. The separate incidents happened in the midst of the festive period last Monday. The first incident involved a high speed chase where officers of the Customs Marine Unit chased drug smugglers out of local waters

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