Two arrested in Motril for smuggling drugs into Spain

A MAN has been arrested in Motril by National Police when he was caught driving a van with 620 kilos of hashish in a hidden compartment.

The suspect, a 44-year-old man, was attempting to transport the drugs in small packets from Morocco to Almeria when he was intercepted by the National Police.

Investigations began when the officers were alerted of a possible transport of drugs departing from the north of Africa.

The authorities were able to confirm that the drugs had been supplied by Moroccan citizens, who had also paid for the illegal transport service.

They also found out that the first part of the transport would be done by sea, on the ferry that connects Melilla with Almeria and that once in Spain, the drugs would be transported to a ‘safe’ point in Granada, where other members of the organisation would extract the hashish from the hidden compartments of the vehicle.

Finally, the police were able to find out the date of the transport and intercepted the vehicle, which was driven by one of the suspects, a man from Salobreña.

A total of 620 kilos of hashish were confiscated and the man taken into custody.

A 33-year-old woman from Barcelona was also taken into custody a few days later in connection with the case.

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