By Cathy Elelman • 19 December 2019 • 15:35
FIND: Police found vacuum packed marijuana buds in the back of the truck.
CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria
A 47-YEAR old Albanese lorry driver is under arrest after police found 200 kilos of vacuum packed marijuana buds in the back of his truck.
Police said the packages, which had different labels, were concealed among courgettes and cucumbers he was transporting in the Polish registration refrigerated vehicle to elsewhere in Europe.
Well aware that criminal organisations from different European countries turn to Murcia and eastern Andalucia to acquire consignments of marijuana and its byproducts, police decided to investigate the articulated lorry after observing it making a series of what seemed unusual manoeuvres in an industrial estate in Huercal de Almeria.
Officers noticed stashed behind vegetables 15 cardboard boxes of a different size to the rest, in which they discovered the drugs.
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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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