Man risks life crossing A-7 motorway in Marbella to avoid arrest

The men were arrested at La Cañada, Marbella

TWO Moroccan men, aged 31 and 42, were arrested in Marbella after they were caught trafficking drugs in the car park at La Cañada shopping centre, despite one trying to escape by crossing the A-7 motorway.

The operation, codenamed Loreto, was launched by National Police in Fuengirola after they received tip-offs that drug sales were being carried out in La Cañada car park.
They set up surveillance and soon detected two suspicious men visiting the car park every day.
When they asked them for ID, one of them was arrested by his car in the car park, while the other one decided to flee the scene and risk his life running across the four lanes of traffic going in both directions on the A-7 motorway.  He narrowly avoided being hit by cars and endangered road safety, but it did him no good, as he was arrested with the help of the Local Police near Las Albarizas.
In the vehicle the detainees had used, the police found 22.65 kilos of hashish in the boot.
They were charged with drug trafficking, and the man who fled was also charged with resisting arrest, disobeying the authorities and crimes against road safety.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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