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Europol announces arrest of int''l drugs-trafficking ring.

| BRUSSELS, Feb 8 (KUNA) -- Police in Germany and Spain with the support of Europol have successfully broken up an international cannabis-trafficking network based in Almeria, Spain.

The European police office, Europol, In a statement Friday said police arrested five key suspects, after they loaded a truck with 88 bundles of hashish, bound for northern Europe.

The bundles of cannabis seized ranged in weight from 25-30 kgs each, totalling around 2.6 tonnes. The estimated price of the seized drugs on the illegal market is approximately EUR four million.

Two of those arrested are father and son of Dutch nationality, two are Spanish nationals and an Irish citizen. An additional suspect is currently at large. (end) nk.hb KUNA 081920 Feb 13NNNN

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