Smugglers send flaming marijuana cargo drifting across Mediterranean – Telegraph

Smugglers shipping 30 tonnes of hashish resin across Mediterranean – with a street value of €40 million (£33.8m) – created a massive drifting cloud of marijuana fumes after setting fire to their illicit cargo as police moved in to arrest them.

After setting fire to the drugs, which burned at 1,600 degrees celsius and gave off a thick plume of grey and white smoke, the nine Syrian and Egyptian crew members of the cargo ship leaped into the sea off the coast of Sicily before they were picked up by Italian tax police vessels.

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