Drones are already being used by police in Benidorm to patrol the beaches. JOSE JORDAN / AFP Spain’s tax agency is set to invest nearly half a million euros in drones and state-of-the-art hidden camera equipment in the hope of spotting cigarette smugglers and money mules at two of its most troublesome borders. In recent times, Spain’s tax agency has lost up to a €1 billion a year to cigarette smuggling. It has long been an issue in La Linea de la Concepción, a town on the border with Gibraltar where smugglers regularly take advantage of the British overseas territory’s lower cigarette prices. In tiny Andorra, as well as in the bordering Catalan town of Seo de Urgel, the main problem is the illicit transfer of huge amounts of undeclared cash into the principality. In a bid to tackle their huge losses, the Agencia Tributaria is coughing up €474,000 in two security camera systems. The first of these will be a fleet of drones, each one equipped with movement, veh..