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Drug trafficking grows around waters in southern Spain

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Drug trafficking grows around waters in southern Spain

Waters on the southern-most point of Spain are major smuggling route for cannabis heading to all corners of Europe. We take a look at the efforts by the Spanish authorities to contain the menace.

The mass smuggling of cannabis resin coming into Europe is a growing problem in the waters around southern Spain.

It is usually done by speedboats crossing from Morocco.

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Within hours of landing, the resin is already on its way to other parts of the continent.

“Drug trafficking here has very deep roots … What we are actually trying to do is not eradicate 100 percent of the drug trafficking, that would be a utopia, we want to return to a situation of normality,” says police commissioner, Luis Esteban.

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