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Police discover hashish smuggled into Spain disguised as olives

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

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

 

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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