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Spanish police find 170 kg marijuana hidden in lettuce

IANS  |  Malaga (Spain) 

have seized 170 kg of hidden among 20 tonnes of that was being transported to

The joint operation between Spanish police, the militarized and led to the arrest of five Irish nationals and the dismantling of a drug trafficking ring based on Spain's southeastern Costa del Sol, a police statement was cited as saying by news on Thursday.

Investigators received a tip-off that drugs were being carried out of an industrial area and rushed to the site, where they followed and stopped a truck in which, "after an almost five-hour search, they found 170 kg of hidden among pallets filled with lettuce", read the statement.

The investigation was launched in April when warned Spanish authorities that they believed a drug trafficking ring was operating on the coast and was exporting drugs to

Police also carried out four raids in which they seized three vehicles, 10 mobile phones, three computers and 20 tonnes of that have been donated to



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:34 IST