PRESS RELEASES

45-17 ANOTHER HAUL OF BALES OF CANNABIS RESIN RECOVERED FROM THE SEA

Another large number of bales of Cannabis Resin have been recovered by the Royal Gibraltar Police and HM Customs this morning.

Police were alerted by a local fishing vessel to what appeared to be bales floating in the water on the East Side of the Rock.  A search of the area was initiated by the RGP marine crew that immediately began to recover bales scattered over a large area.  The RGP crew was later joined by HM Customs who assisted in the search.

A total of 40 bales have been recovered by the RGP crew with HM Customs recovering a further 2 bales.  The seized drugs have an approximate weight of 1.26 tonnes and an estimated street vale of £6.3 million.

It is understood that the Guardia Civil has recovered a further 12 bales opposite the La Atunara beach.

So far this year in excess of 4.4 tonnes of Cannabis Resin have been seized from within BGTW by local Law Enforcement Agencies.  This is estimated to have a street value in excess of £22m.