Spain arrests five after civil guards die in drug chase

Feb 10, 2024



Madrid: spain'S civil guard announced five on saturday arrests Drug smugglers' boat hits a patrol vessel, killing two officials During the chase.
The Civil Guard arrested three passengers from the boat after Friday's incident in the southern port of Barbet, near Cadiz, which also injured two officers.
Two other people who traveled in the vehicle to pick up passengers were also detained, the Civil Guard said.
The AUGC, which represents paramilitary police, and Spanish media shared a video showing a night-time pursuit of several vessels in the port.
The Civil Guard said one of the two injured officers was still in hospital but out of danger.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said he “deeply regretted” the deaths.
The coastline of Cadiz has seen several confrontations and major drug seizures by customs and police.
Spain is a major transit point for drugs coming to Europe from North Africa.



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