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Narcos who stole drugs from other dealers held in Spain

AFP  |  Madrid 

Police have busted a gang in whose French and Spanish members posed as security forces while stealing from other drug dealers, the interior ministry said today.

In the joint Franco-Spanish operation, police detained seven people and seized more than 1,700 kilos of hashish, as well as guns, and a "sophisticated system of number plate duplication," it said in a statement.

"To rob drugs, they pretended to be members of state security forces with the help of false ID, guns with a lot of ammunition and police equipment," it added.

The gang would then distribute the in and

Drug gangs are becoming increasingly bold in southern Spain, unloading on beaches in broad daylight and clashing with police, alarming authorities.

The has responded by sending extra police to the area.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 20:55 IST