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NAVY PATROL SIEZES 40 KILOS OF DRUGS

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The Arnomendi has been employed as a fisheries inspection and protection vessel since last April

According to a statement issued by the Department of Defence last week, the Spanish Naval Fisheries Patrol Vessel Arnomendi, based in Cartagena, has intercepted a fishing trawler, seven miles from the port of Alicante, on which they discovered between 30 and 40 kilos of "an alleged drug, apparently hashish".

Based in Villajoyosa, the trawler was crewed by four men, all of Spanish Nationality.

The Arnomendi has been employed as a fisheries inspection and protection vessel since last April 27. It carried out the interception on Tuesday morning and following discovery of the drugs it escorted the trawler, Sana, to Alicante where the boat and its crew were handed over to the authorities.

The patrol boat Arnomendi, of the Maritime Action Force (FAM), entered service with the Spanish Navy in December 2000, and is manned by a crew of 37.

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