By Cathy Elelman • 06 September 2019 • 19:20
CREDIT: Policia Nacional
POLICE detained 59 individuals facing judicial or police charges at Almeria port during checks on passengers over the course of this year’s special OPE crossing the straits operation.
They included five with European arrest warrants hanging over them and demands for their extradition to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium or France.
One of the detainees was wanted by a court in Monchengladbach in Germany for smuggling more than 11 kilos of amphetamines in a top-of-the-range vehicle between March and April 2018 from Belgium to Germany, where he planned to sell the drugs, Almeria police reported.
He was stopped after disembarking from a ferry from Nador in Morocco.
Earlier this month police arrested a 26-year old Moroccan wanted in the Netherlands to serve a six-year prison sentence for selling and receiving narcotics and for money laundering.
The case dates back to the beginning of last year when a Dutch police investigation led to the seizure from his home of 100 kilos of cocaine and a bag containing €120,000 and 1,468,500 Danish crowns in cash.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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