A Guardia Civil patrol boat intercepted a luxury yacht loaded with more than 3,000 kilos of hashish in a spectacular operation which was witnessed by numerous beachgoers at El Cable beach in Marbella on Sunday.
The operation took place at a busy time, around 6.30pm, during which the modern yacht, more than 20 metres in length, was escorted to La Bajadilla port.
During the summer, boats of this type are often used to move drugs around Marbella and Puerto Banús. Investigators suspected this boat and were not wrong.
The three crew members were arrested and the drugs, ready for market, were seized.