Spain seizes 11 tonnes of hashish in countrywide raid

This image released on January 23, 2015 by the Spanish Interior Ministry shows plastic wrapped bales of hashish seized by the police as part of an operation targeting a Moroccan drug trafficking ringSpanish police said Friday they had seized 11 tonnes of hashish and detained 55 people across the country as part of an operation targeting a Moroccan drug trafficking ring. “This is a criminal gang according to the European Union’s criteria to define this type of organisation. It had a hierarchical structure… it used money laundering and tried to corrupt institutions,” Spanish police commissioner Jose Manuel Calleja told a news conference. The gang would smuggle the drugs into Spain on speedboats or hidden inside the fuel tanks of trucks.