By Sally Underwood •
Published: 13 Feb 2021 • 11:46
Illicit Packs: Police confiscated more than 2,000 packs. Image: Policia Nacional
Officers from the Local Police have handed the illegal tobacco packs over to the Malaga Combined Customs Surveillance Unit after allegedly catching an elderly man as he picked some up to sell them.
The incident took place at around 8am when plainclothes officers from the Local Police became suspicious when they saw a man entering a storage unit and later leaving carrying a large backpack with a square shape, which made them think he could have packs of tobacco.
The officers identified themselves and searched the man, allegedly finding illegal tobacco in his bag and €9,500 worth of tobacco in his store room, with packs from eight different brands.
The agents later found out the man had a previous record for selling illegal tobacco.
After counting the illicit stock, police handed it over to customs.
The news comes after plainclothes police officers were injured after a man accused of breaking the Marbella’s Covid curfew allegedly set his dog on him.
One police officer has now been placed on leave after reportedly being bitten in one hand and on one knee after the dog attack in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, when he questioned a young Irish man thought to be breaking Covid rules.
The agent’s colleague was also injured after the suspect reportedly punched him in the face in the altercation.
The man reportedly injured the pair after the went with him back to his house for him to get his ID and he reportedly set his dog on them.
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