TWO Guardia Civil officers have been killed during an anti-drug operation.
The agents were from the elite Rapid Action Group and a specialist sub-aquatic team.
They have yet to be named while the circumstances around their deaths are being investigated under secrecy, reports El Pais.
It is only reported that they died on Friday night after being rammed by a so-called narco launcher off the coast of Barbate, in Cadiz.
It is believed that the rough seas brought on by Storm Karlotta are forcing drug boats to come to shore to take cover.
They usually remain in the high seas, where they collect their bales of hashish and other drugs before ferrying them to Spanish shores.
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