Former Malaga football star arrested in Costa del Sol drugs busts

Drugs bust on Costa del Sol

FORMER Malaga football player Koke is one of 20 people arrested in a massive drugs bust on the Costa del Sol.

Guardia Civil carried out 11 raids involving a total of 150 officers in Malaga, Estepona, Loja (Granada) and Los Molares and Utrera, in Sevilla as part of an operation against hashish smuggling in Spain.

Koke and his brother were arrested at his home in Estepona, this morning (November 19) say Guardia Civil. 

Sergio Contreras Pardo, known as Koke debuted with a goal in Malaga’s first team in the 2002-03 season. Then he worked his career as a striker abroad in Marseille, Sporting Portugal, Aris de Salonica and Houston Dynamo of the USA. He also played for Rayo Vallecano in Spain before seeing out his career in India. 

A total of 150 Guardia Civil agents from Malaga, Granada and Sevilla took part in the operation, as well as special units such as the Rapid Action Group (RAG), Reserve and Security Groups (SRG) and the Organ for Coordination of Operations against Drug Trafficking (OCON). 

Sources have indicated that the raids have uncovered weapons and a tonne of drugs. 


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Dilip Kuner

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