1,800 kilos of hashish seized in Abades in the South of Tenerife
The Guardia Civil have arrested two men carrying 55 bales of hashish weighing 1,800 kilograms (1.8 tons) in a van, after they had just unloaded it from a boat on one of the beaches of Abades on the east coast of Tenerife. They became suspicious when the Integrated External Surveillance System (SIVE) detected a boat following an erratic and abnormal route off the coast of the island, just after midnight.
Due to this, they suspected that the boat was either transporting narcotic substances or irregular immigrants, so several patrols from the Citizen Security Unit (USECIC) were deployed along the coast, as well as plainclothes agents.
As a result of this, they reported how a box-type van was circulating on an unpaved track of a beach in Abades, to which access of any type of vehicle is not permitted.
Agents tried to stop the vehicle but the driver ignored the signals of the Guardia Civil, and fled through the streets of the town. During his getaway the van driver hit two police cars and had to stop, and both the driver and his companion got out the vehicle and fled on foot, but were immediately detained by armed officers.
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When proceeding with the inspection of the vehicle, the Guardia Civil verified that there were 55 bales of what appeared to be hashish inside. The detainees were placed at the disposal of the Granadilla de Abona Court, whose head decreed their entry into prison, where they are awaiting charges.