By Cathy Elelman • 26 November 2019 • 21:39
GIVEAWAY: A sharp-eyed officer spied part of a packet of a dose of cocaine sticking out from under the steering wheel cover.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GUARDIA Civil arrested a 35-year old man for running a drug delivery service in Adra.
The detention follows an investigation into a marked increase in drug sale activities in the municipality.
It became apparent that a peddler was providing drugs for clients by pre-order, normally agreeing to meet in discreet locations where they would go unnoticed, and using three different vehicles belonging to his family to make the deliveries without attracting the attention of the authorities.
The drug sales activity stopped for a while, but then started back up again. Within weeks the Guardia managed to identify the suspect and the vehicles he drove for his delivery appointments.
Officers discreetly kept an eye on him, finally intercepting him when he was off to make a sale of illegal substances.
The Guardia reported the 35-year old was initially very calm, having hidden the drugs he was carrying in his car. However, a sharp-eyed officer spied part of a packet of a dose of cocaine sticking out from under the steering wheel cover.
A thorough search of the vehicle led to seizure of 27 packets of coke, 80 grammes of hashish and €237.
The suspect, identified as J.S.J., was 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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