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Investigation Irish man arrested in Tenerife as hash smuggling operation is dismantled

It is understood the organisation attempted to evade customs controls by hiding narcotic substances inside everyday objects

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Some of the hash seized in Tenerife

Some of the hash seized in Tenerife

Some of the hash seized in Tenerife

An Irish man has been arrested in the south of Tenerife after police busted an operation that had been sending bales of drugs hidden in cushions to Ireland. 

According to local reports, the detained man who is “of Irish origin”, was engaged in sending postal packages with hashish and marijuana to different European countries.

He was detained as a result of an investigation carried out jointly by the Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency and the Oficina de Análisis e Investigación Fiscal (ODAIFI) of the Fiscal Section of the Civil Guard of the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The investigation was carried out over several months and with this arrest, one of the groups that had been operating in the south of the island of Tenerife is considered dismantled by police.

It is understood the organisation made shipments through different postal parcel companies, as they attempted to evade customs controls by hiding narcotic substances inside everyday objects, such as cushions or clothing.

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