Drugs disguised as Ukraine aid busted in Spain

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Over 30 people arrested after being accused of smuggling cannabis in Ukraine registered cars

The Police authorities in Spain have busted an operation of cannabis smugglers in Andalusia who were accused of transporting the drugs disguised as aid.  

According to a report by the BBC on Monday, December 5, over 30 people were held that includes nationalities from Ukraine, Spain, Germany and Morocco.  

A statement issued by the Guardia Civil on Monday said, “Police became suspicious after identifying a group of Ukrainians on the Costa del Sol collecting cannabis and storing it in a flat in Mijas, near Malaga”.  

The police also said, the drugs were being transported from across the southern region and were later packed in cardboard boxes. The boxes were then carried in convoys through several countries.  

The drugs were packed in vacuum bags and kept in vans with Ukraine registrations. The vans were a part of a “solidarity convoy so they could pass under the radar of police and border controls”, the report added.

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