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March 24, 2023

Spanish drug raid thwarts raffle of Christmas ‘narco-basket’

Suspected dealers in Murcia held lottery for their clients with prizes of drugs, whisky and a leg of ham

Spanish police have arrested two suspected drug dealers who were raffling off a Christmas basket containing cocaine, hashish, alcohol and a leg of cured ham, they said on Tuesday.

Officers discovered the unusual lottery when they raided a drug den allegedly operated by the two men, a Spaniard and an Argentinian, in the eastern city of Murcia, the police said in a statement, without adding when the arrests took place.

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