Police discover hashish smuggled into Spain disguised as olives

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Police discover hashish smuggled into Spain disguised as olives
Ten kilos of the drug were found in capsules the size of olives. Photo: AFP

Spanish police have seized 1,284 hashish capsules hidden in jars of olives in the southern port of Algeciras.



The three plastic jars, containing a total of 10 kilos (22 pounds) of hashish, were discovered inside a car coming off a ferry from Tangiers in northern Morocco, police said in a statement on Thursday.

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Each hashish capsule was barely bigger than an olive.

Police arrested the driver of the car and his passenger.

Spain's proximity to north Africa, a major source of hashish, and its close ties with its former colonies in Latin America, a key cocaine producing region, have made it a major gateway into Europe for drug traffickers.

Smugglers often resort to creative methods to get drugs past Spanish customs.

In recent years, police have found cocaine inside breast implants, a wig, hollowed-out pineapples, a plaster cast encasing a man's broken leg as well as inside a 42-piece crockery set. 



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