A British subject was arrested and remanded in custody, accused of drug running, in an incident that took place on the 12th at Alicante-Elche Airport.
The passenger was caught with 20 kilos of marihuana, with a street value of 100,000 euros, hidden beneath the false bottom of his luggage. He was attempting to catch a flight to Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
The drugs were discovered when the luggage went through the X-ray machine after check-in and before going into the hold. Plainclothes police officers boarded the plane and took the 36-year-old, British man off the plane to be reunited with this case, so as to be present when it was opened.
Inside were 19, vacuum-packed packages containing a total of 20 kilos of Marihuana. The man, who has had numerous other drug-related arrests, was remanded in custody without bail.
(News: Alicante, Valencia)