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Hash decision Drugs traffickers try to dump hashish overboard in high speed boat chase

During the chase video was taken by a police helicopter that showed the masked smugglers taking photographs and waving to the officers.

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The boat was laden with bales of hashish

The boat was laden with bales of hashish

The boat was laden with bales of hashish

A gang of drugs traffickers tried to dump bags of hashish from their boat as they were pursued over 150km of the Mediterranean by Spanish police officers.

Five members of the gang were later arrested after the five-hour pursuit in their speed boat.

Police seized two tonnes of hashish hidden in 66 packages which the gang intended to smuggle from Morocco to Valencia in Spain.

The chase started when the police helicopter spotted the 14-metre speedboat, which had two 300 horsepower engines, off the coast of Cartagena loaded with bales of drugs.

During the chase video was taken by a police helicopter that showed the masked smugglers taking photographs and waving to the officers.

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The smugglers took photos and waved to the police

The smugglers took photos and waved to the police

The smugglers took photos and waved to the police

“Agents of the police and the customs, in a combined operation, detained five members who were in a drugs boat after a chase at high sea in which they tried to throw the drugs overboard,” police said in a statement.

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