Almuñécar Foreigners Arrested

GRA Guardia Civil generic 02A Brit and a Belgian citizen were arrested in Almuñécar, belonging to an international drug ring, trafficking between Spain and the Netherlands.

Based in Mijas and Antequera, the gang used an international road-transport company to carry legal products, of little commercial value, in which the drugs had been hidden. The transport company were not aware of this.

The gang had a warehouse on an industrial estate in Antequera, which in appearance had very little activity, acting merely as a front. When the owners did visit the premises it was at odd hours, outside normal working ones, according to the Guardia Civil.

The police, who had been staking out the warehouse, intercepted one of the lorries after had been loaded and was on its way, just outside Antequera. Inside they found 34 plastic-wrapped packages containing 184kg of hashish and 61 packages containing nearly 70kg of marihuana.

The police then moved in and arrested two gang members in Almuñécar – the police had followed them to their homes. A little later a Spaniard, the head of the front company, was arrested in Nerja.

The three men were remanded in custody pending appearing before a magistrate.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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