Spanish police bust hashish-smuggling ring

Madrid regional government delagate Cristina Cifuentes (right) and the chief of Spain's national police force, Ignacio Cosido (2nd right) look at part of a haul of hashish and marijuana in Madrid, Wednesday 26 Dec 2012 Traffickers had smuggled the hashish from Morocco to Spain

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Spanish police have smashed a major drug-smuggling network, confiscating more than 11 tonnes of hashish and arresting 35 people.

Most of the hashish was stored in warehouses located in the central Spanish province of Toledo.

The drugs came from Morocco and were destined for distribution throughout Europe, authorities said.

Officers also seized more than 100,000 euros (£81,800) in cash, 14 cars and dozens of mobile phones.

"The dismantled organisation controlled the entire chain of trafficking, from production to packing, as well as transport to Spain, storage, and distribution throughout Europe, especially in France, Belgium, England and the Netherlands," police said in a statement.

Traffickers had smuggled the hashish from Morocco to Spain on trucks with tanks rigged to hide the drugs, they added.

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