By Oisin Sweeney • 09 February 2021 • 21:28
A TOP Spanish screenwriter for some of the country’s most popular series has been arrested in a Madrid drugs bust.
Jaime Vaca – whose credits include popular Spanish TV hits Elite and Los Serrano – has been arrested after Policia Nacional busted him with a variety of drugs on a Madrid street.
Officers were patrolling the capital’s Calle Norte – in the north end of the city centre – when they became noticed a group of people walking without wearing facemasks. Their suspicions were piqued when Vaca, who was wearing a backpack, appeared agitated by their presence and made an effort to avoid the officers.
A stop-and-search of his backpack yielded a variety of serious drugs packed in bags and containers. They included a bottle of ecstasy pills alongside MDMA, LSD, crystal meth, “poppers”, ketamine, and 2CB – all drugs associated with the Madrid hard-partying scene.
The 42-year old screenwriter was arrested and faces charges of endangering public health and drug possession for the bust. He is currently an executive producer and writer on the popular Spanish Netflix series Elite – following the students of a private secondary school.
His other screen credits include the long-running family drama Los Serranos and period mystery Los Otras Mirada.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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