On 10th July in a combined operation between the GNR Costal Control Unit and the Spanish police a total of 1.5 tones of hashish was seized and a person was arrested near Isla Cristina, Vila Real de  Santo Antonio.

At around 0720 hrs a semi rigid inflatable boat was seen by the GNR on the Guariano and they contact the Spanish police who chased the vessel using a Spanish police boat and a helicopter. The suspect boat was intercepted and 1.5 tons of hashish was found hidden on board. Another vessel was also seized close by and a person arrested.

The person has a previous criminal conviction for international drug trafficking.