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Portugal seizes 10 metric tons of hashish in Mediterranean

AP  |  Lisbon 

Portuguese police say they have seized about 10 metric tons of hashish from a vessel in the Mediterranean after a yearlong investigation that involved five European countries and two pan-European agencies.

A police statement says the Portuguese Navy and Air Force were involved in the operation, as were European Union police agency Europol and the Lisbon-based Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre - Narcotics, which includes seven countries.

The statement today says the drug was in 333 bales and was being taken to a North African country from where it was to be distributed to other countries in and elsewhere.

Two Portuguese men and four foreigners were arrested and were to be brought before a judge.

The operation included Spanish, French, Dutch and Greek authorities.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:57 IST