Caught drug traffickers after spectacular chase

THE CAR IN FRONT: was pushed 15 metres.

The Guardia Civil in Mijas have detained two people under suspicion of drug trafficking after a spectacular chase along the AP-7.

The detainees were trying to transport 159 kilos of hashish by the ‘go fast’ method, which consists of using fast vehicles to outrun the police, in a top of the range Mercedes.

The driver had been detained before in La Cala de Mijas when he was trying to transport 568 kilos of hashish.

When the alleged drug trafficker’s vehicle was stopped at the toll booth on the AP-7 it accelerated suddenly after seeing two Guardia Civil officers approaching. Ignoring the instructions of the officers to stop, it smashed into the car in front and continued accelerating therefore pushing the car in front around 15 metres forward until it broke through the toll barrier. The car was occupied by four tourists on their way to the airport after having spent a week in Marbella on holiday.

After being chased some distance by Guardia Civil patrol cars the traffickers eventually had to stop, as their car had three punctured tyres from the police stinger strip and was damaged from shoving the car in front so violently, but not before it had made several attempts to escape, even crashing into two Guardia Civil patrol cars.

When officers searched the car they found 159 kilos of hashish in the boot. Both of the detainees are of Moroccan nationality, aged 28 and 48, and resident in Spain.

The two stand accused of crimes against public health, drug trafficking, reckless driving and harming an authority figure.

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