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13th January 2021, 16:50

Customs seize £4million worth of cannabis hidden in secret compartment in Spanish vessel

Another drugs haul was processed at the Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

This follows two La Linea residents being caught on a boat on Tuesday afternoon with more than 800kg of cannabis resin in their possession.

The drugs were seized by the Customs Marine unit during a routine patrol, in which officers stopped and questioned two men on a Spanish registered pleasure craft South of Europa Point. 

A search revealed a concealed compartment packed with cannabis that has an estimated street value of over £4million.

Joao Gomes Dos Santos and David Norton Munoz subsequently pleaded guilty to the possession, importation and intent to supply 826.5kgs of the Class B drug at court.

Due to the seriousness of the charges, their case has been sent to the Supreme Court, where the pair will be sentenced on the 11th of February.