Spanish police officers were rescued by drug traffickers they had been pursuing after their ships collided off the coast of Malaga, authorities have said.
Three Guardia Civil officers dropped to the Mediterranean on Friday morning following their ship collided with the boat they had been chasing within an anti-drug trafficking operation.
A helicopter of this Malaga Air Unit, which also took a part in the surgery, subsequently required that the four individuals on board another vessel help the officers out because their currently pilot-less ship was turning out of control.
The officers were therefore saved and immediately proceeded to detain their four rescuers.
A total of 80 packs comprising hashish were retrieved from the water using an approximate weight of approximately 3,000 kilograms, the Guardia Civil stated in an announcement.