Spanish police arrest major hashish trafficker

Spanish police have arrested an alleged hashish trafficker wanted in France, authorities said Tuesday.

The man, identified only as Nabil M.A., 21, was arrested in the southern town of San Fernando de Cadiz, but a police statement did not say when.

France had issued a European police warrant for his arrest in connection with drug trafficking.

The man, born in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, will be taken to the National Court before being handed over to France, authorities said.

French authorities accuse the man of trafficking major quantities of hashish and of being involved in robberies and dealing in stolen vehicles.

Between 2002 and 2005, the man was allegedly part of a gang that organized the movement of hashish by sea from Morocco and then by land to the Bordeaux area of France, for later distribution to the north of France and Belgium. French police had already arrested several leaders of the group, the statement said, reports the AP.

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