Three police officers ended up being rescued by a gaggle of suspected drug traffickers they have been chasing at sea on Friday after their boats collided off the coast of Spain, officers stated.
The Civil Guard stated in a information launch the incident occurred off the coast of Costa del Sol, after Spanish maritime patrol brokers have been attempting to intercept a ship suspected of carrying medication that had 4 folks on board.
During the chase, officers stated each vessels collided, inflicting three police officers to fall into the water after the agent’s boat went “out of control.”
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A police helicopter then hovered overhead and known as on the 4 suspected drug traffickers to assist utilizing a megaphone. The group then helped pull the officers to security.
“The crew of the helicopter of the Malaga Air Unit, upon realizing the imminent danger to the civil guards, required the occupants of the other vessel to support them by public address, being rescued by them and being all unharmed,” police stated in a information launch.
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Even although they helped rescue the officers, the 4 males have been arrested for drug trafficking.
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Authorities recovered greater than 80 bundles of cannabis that had fallen to the sea that weighed greater than three tons, based on the Civil Guard.