Thieves take advantage of festivities to steal one ton haul of hashish
The gang entered just as bells rang out to herald the start of 2013
A group of masked thieves took advantage of the distraction offered by celebrations to welcome in the New Year to rob 1,000 kilos of hashish from a customs warehouse in the southern port city of Huelva, police sources said Tuesday.
The thieves entered the building just as bells rang out to herald the start of 2013 and made off with 30 bundles of the drug. Residents in the area alerted police to the existence of people inside the warehouse. However, the thieves had already made off with their haul when the security forces arrived.
Security arrangements in Andalusia for drugs seized in raids by the police had already been questioned after four separate previous robberies involving 747 kilos of illegal drugs last year from secure warehouses in the region. Three months ago, thieves made off with 290 kilos of cocaine in Cádiz.