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Police bust 'low-cost' dope dealers

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Police bust 'low-cost' dope dealers
The 'anti-crisis' packets included a cigarette, rolling papers and a small amount of hashish or marijuana. Photo: Spanish National Police
14:12 CET+01:00
Two men have been arrested for selling cheap 'anti-crisis' drug packages to school students in the Spanish city of Alicante.

The men — both in their twenties — were arrested for selling the €2 ($2.75) packages in the north of the city popular with northern European expats.

The 'anti-crisis' packets included a cigarette, rolling papers and a small amount of hashish or marijuana, Spain's online daily Información reported.

A search of the suspects' home uncovered 200 grams (7 ounces) of marijuana, the same amount of hashish and €272 in cash.

Local authorities said the suspects targeted local high school students, a practice which they were trying to stamp out as part of a drive to improve school safety. 

The term 'anti-crisis' — a synonym for cheap — has been widely used in Spain in recent years to sell everything from haircuts to budget holidays.

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