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Police raids across the Campo end in 17 arrests for drug trafficking

Seventeen people were yesterday arrested for drug offences in the Campo de Gibraltar in a series of raids by the Spanish police and customs officers.

More than 200 officers were involved in the huge crack down on drug crime in a secret operation called Lupita authorised by Algeciras courts.

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A total of 23 houses were raided in Algeciras, La LĂ­nea, Los Barrios, Chiclana de la Frontera and Madrid since 7am yesterday morning.

The 17 individuals were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, for being members of a criminal organisation and money laundering charges.

Most of those arrested are being held in police cells until their first appearance in court.