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Tags: Spain | Helicopter Crash

Spain: Customs Agent Dies in Helicopter Crash During Drug op

Sunday, 11 July 2021 08:01 AM

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish customs agent died after a police helicopter crashed into the sea during an anti-drug operation, Spain’s Civil Guard said Sunday.

A union for Civil Guard officers said that the agent was participating in the pursuit of drug smugglers in waters near Sotogrande, a coastal town near Gibraltar.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez offered his condolences to the agent’s family in a message on Twitter. Local media reports say that two other people survived the crash.

The southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula is a major entry point of drugs into Europe, where smugglers use speedboats to make runs from north Africa.

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A Spanish customs agent died after a police helicopter crashed into the sea during an anti-drug operation, Spain's Civil Guard said Sunday.A union for Civil Guard officers said that the agent was participating in the pursuit of drug smugglers in waters near Sotogrande, a...
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