It doesn't get any more brazen than this.
A gang of traffickers pulled up to a beach on the Costa del Sol in a Zodiac rubber dinghy and then casually unloaded a reported 2,000kg haul of cannabis in front of crowds of sunbathers, before transferring it to a waiting van. The drugs are said to be worth as much as £6 million if sold in Britain.
And it was all caught on video.
The drop reportedly happened around 1.30pm on Saturday on the Tubalita beach in Manilva, near Estepona, a popular area for British holidaymakers and expats.
The video emerged just three months after traffickers were filmed stopping their speedboat on the shoreline a stone’s throw from Gibraltar so they could offload 1,500 kilos of cannabis resin, the Mirror reported.
The newspaper quoted a police union's claims that traffickers were acting with impunity because they had limited rescorces.
A spokesman for the Spanish Association of Civil Guards (AEGC) told the Mirror: “We are concerned to make sure that these incidents, while they are happening more and more frequently, are kept in the news.
“Time and time again we will criticise the lack of Civil Guard officers, the lack of material means, appropriate vehicles for each work station tailored to the characteristics of the area they are being used, as well as demanding greater security in officers’ everyday work.”
After the previous video, the newspaper reported, the union claimed it felt impotent seeing how criminal gangs smuggled drugs day after day without fear of arrest.
On both occasions none of the onlookers bothered calling police.