Spain: Eight arrests after two officers die in 'narco-boat' chase - BBC News

Drug traffickers rammed their speedboat against a smaller police vessel near Cadiz, in southern Spain.

1 hour agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, EPAImage caption, Guardia Civil officers carry the coffin of their colleague David Perez Carracedo in Pamplona, northern SpainBy Laura GozziBBC NewsEight people have been arrested in Spain after two officers were killed in a boat chase with suspected drug traffickers.

Miguel Angel Gomez Gonzalez, 39, and David Perez Carracedo, 43, died when a speedboat rammed the police's smaller vessel.

Two other officers were injured, one seriously.

The incident happened in the southern port of Barbate, near Cadiz, on Friday night.

According to Spanish daily El Pais, Barbate's mayor, Miguel Molina, contacted the Civil Guard asking for assistance after six "narco-boats" were spotted by residents sheltering from a storm in the city's port.

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