Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Gib man arrested in drug seizure in Chiclana

A 24 year old Gibraltar resident was arrested on Monday at 22.40 on board a vessel with a cargo of 484 kilos of cannabis off the coast off Chiclana by Guardia Civil, according to a report in the Agencia EFE.

The man identified only as DJO has been held in police custody.

A second man aged 27 and resident in San Fernando was also arrested. His initials are JLP.

The two men had to be rescued from the sea after they rammed their craft against rocks during a failed escape. A second unmanned vessel was also intercepted by the Guardia Civil in the area and a further 36 kilos of cannabis found.

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