4 Brits Arrested For Drug Trafficking On Marbella Yacht

This is the moment four British men are arrested aboard a yacht in Marbella with stacks of cash for allegedly leading an international drug trafficking gang.

The Spanish national police and the Civil Guard both issued statements saying that the Brits were arrested on a boat anchored in the port city of Marbella, a touristic spot in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.

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In the video issued by the same forces, the cops can be seen apprehending three suspects.

The lens then moves to capture stacks of thousands of euros on the same boat.

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The arrest

The cops are then seen opening a compartment in the boat that has boxes reportedly containing 1,500 kilogrammes (3,306 lbs) of hashish.

They added that one of the alleged gang leaders had a boat anchored in Marbella which was used to carry the drugs from the northern African coast to Spain.

The police press statement said that the suspected leaders of the gang are all British.

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The police operation

The statement also commented on how the gang was perfectly organised with clear roles for each member,

The suspects have reportedly been living in the area of Guadalmina in the Marbella municipality.

The cops came to notice the alleged gang when they saw luxury cars and houses the suspects owned and the lavish lifestyle they lived.

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One moment of the police operation that ended up with four British arrested

The police also believe that the suspects used rental cars to move around.

The officers started a surveillance operation and spotted the boat which appeared to look heavier than normal when it anchored at the port.

After checking the boat, the cops allegedly found a hidden compartment where 51 packages of hashish weighing 1,500 kilogrammes were being stored.

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One moment of the police operation that ended up with four British arrested

Three suspects were arrested on board while the fourth was allegedly waiting in a car nearby.

The cops also seized 100,000 EUR (90,531 GBP).

The names and ages of the suspects have not been revealed.

It is not been revealed which charges they are facing and if they are due to appear in court.

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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorAlex Cope, Agency: Central European News

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