Police have arrested five Brits and are looking for another one after seizing three tonnes of cannabis resin


Police have arrested five Brits and are looking for another one after seizing three tonnes of cannabis resin during a raid off Costa del Sol.

Detectives said the drugs were due to be taken to a pleasure port in the holiday resort of Fuengirola, southern Spain, before being smuggled into the UK.

Four of the suspects were held after being caught transferring the cannabis from a Zodiac-type semi-rigid inflatable to a British-flagged yacht.

Three tonnes of cannabis were sized along with £1,600 and several mobile phones.

Two other Brits were subsequently identified as alleged members of the gang.

One of them has been arrested and the other is on the run.