May 21 (UPI) — Spanish and British police arrested 24 people in connection to a plot to traffic marijuana to Liverpool hidden within packs of marble tiles.
When authorities in Spain opened what was meant to be marble tiles headed to Liverpool, they did not find what was advertised.
“Bricks and marijuana instead of marble. Twenty-four detainees who hid the drug in trucks bound for Liverpool,” Spain’s National Police said in a statement.
Spain arrested 21 people while the Merseyside County Police in Britain arrested three others. Spain’s police also said officers found five marijuana production centers housing 1,600 cannabis plants.