By Cathy Elelman • 25 November 2019 • 18:30
SUSPICIOUS: A Guardia patrol spotted an empty vehicle parked on a public road with the lights on.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GUARDIA Civil arrested a known drug peddler in Benahadux after finding drugs prepared for sale in his car.
The detention came after a patrol noticed a vehicle parked on a public road with the lights on but no-one inside. Officers identified the owner, as J.E.C.M., an individual with an extensive record for drugs-related offences.
A few minutes later the owner appeared. When he saw the Guardia he became clearly nervous, prompting suspicions he could be hiding illegal substances.
Officers frisked the suspect and searched the car. It turned out he had a plastic bag containing 40 grammes of hashish divided up into doses concealed in his clothing and €155 in cash.
He has been charged with a crime against public health.
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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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