Customs retrieve £150,000 worth of cannabis
A cannabis bale with a street value of £150,000 was retrieved from the sea by Customs on Friday morning a few hours after a number of high-speed chases.
On four separate occasions, the HMC Searcher gave chase to Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats who made their way through Gibraltar waters but left due to Customs’ presence.
At around 10am yesterday morning, an off-duty officer alerted Customs of various objects floating in the bay.
Four objects were retrieved in the area where all the chases took place, a spokesman for Customs said.
These included a bale of cannabis resin weighing approximately 33 kilos, a medical kid bag, and two fuel canisters.
A thorough search was carried out but nothing further was found, Customs said.