17 years for former Spanish police officer

A FORMER police officer has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for stealing drugs from Sevilla Provincial Police Station in between 2006 and 2008.

The officer was a member of the Drugs and Organised Crime Unit (Udyco), and with the help of another man and their respective partners, they stole more than 150 kilos of cocaine and heroin, then hid the money they had made from selling them.

One of the women made small packages which they swapped for the stolen drugs so no-one would notice they were gone.

Following that, they bought luxury goods, including a 12-metre yacht in 2009 which had been seized from drug smugglers and auctioned by the police.

His partner has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, his wife to two-and-a-half years in prison and his partner’s wife to six years in prison.

They will also have to pay fines amounting to €15 million and will be embargoed to ensure payment. 

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