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Twenty-four Britons arrested in Ibiza following drugs raids

By Gemma Fox     Sep 7, 2009 in World
Police on the Spanish Island of Ibiza have arrested twenty-four Britons during a series of drugs raids. Several properties were involved in the raids. Among them was a pub in the town of San Antonio, popular with young British tourists.
There are allegations that the pub was actually used as a base to sell drugs by members of a gang who are thought to have originated in Liverpool, UK.
The focus of the operation was to target an alleged organised dealing and distribution network.
During the raid the police are said to have recovered large quantities of various different types of drugs including 19,000 ecstasy tablets. 1.1lbs (500g) of cocaine, 3.3lbs (1.5kg) of ketamine.
Some of the twenty-four appeared in court today while decisions are made on the charges they face.
Operation Trafalgar is the name of the police operation which is aimed at catching drug traffickers, particularly in the west end of San Antonio, known as "party capital".
This evening the Foreign Office confirmed that a number of Brits were in custody on Ibiza.
Spanish police refused to give comments describing it as an "ongoing operation".
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