Stolen heavy machinery valued at €50,000 turns up at Costa Almeria port

SEIZED: Officers found a road roller hidden behind electrical goods. CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

GUARDIA Civil have recovered stolen heavy machinery with a total value of some €50,000 at Almeria port and made one arrest.
Officers made the discovery during checks on vehicles boarding ferries bound for North Africa.  In an inspection of one particular lorry the driver claimed he was just transporting personal goods and items, but something about his story did not ring true and the Guardia suspected there was in fact undeclared merchandise in the truck.
When they took a close look in the back they found a large machine and a number of mechanical pieces belonging to other machines hidden behind a row of electrical goods.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

It turned out that the pieces came from different machines, among them a two-tonne road roller. Further investigations linked the machinery recovered to reports of thefts in Coslada in Madrid, Lliria in Valencia and in Zaragoza.
The driver, identified as 33.year old M.H. from Mostales, faces three charges of theft

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Cathy Elelman

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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