NARCO WARS: Thousands arrested and hundreds of tonnes of drugs seized in Andalucia last year as battle between mafias and police rages on

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SOME 2,800 people were arrested in connection to drug trafficking in Andalucia last year, new figures have revealed.

According to the Guardia Civil, the armed police force had one of its most successful years in terms of arrests and seizures.

Some 227 tonnes of hashish were recovered, as well as ten tonnes of cocaine and almost 250,000 cannabis plants.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,796 suspects were detained for drug-related crimes, representing a 5% increase on 2017 and a 34% increase on 2016.

The results came in what was one of the bloodiest years on the Costa del Sol in terms of mafia activity.

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