Spanish police arrest 100 suspected members of speedboat gang

A hundred suspect members of a gang that allegedly ferried hashish and marijuana from Morocco to スペイン in high-powered speed boats have been arrested, 警察は言った.

The gang is believed to have filled the boats with the drugs and headed across the Mediterranean and up the River Guadalquivir near Seville in southern Spain.

During a series of raids, police seized more than five tonnes of hashish and 230kg of marijuana, said the Civil Guard.

Some members of the extensive gang were allegedly employed to make sure the speed boats, which consume a large amount of fuel, were always ready to use.

The police said they believed that other gang members hid the drugs in trucks carrying fruit which took the illicit merchandise from southern Spain towards France to supply dealers across Europe.

Officers also seized a simulated rifle, a Taser gun and five vehicles including two trucks.

ザ・ 100 suspects who were arrested would face court at a date to be arranged, 警察は言った.