By Tara Rippin • 27 April 2021 • 11:05
CREDIT: Policia Nacional
Soup kitchens in Axarquia benefit after police find drugs hidden in lorry.
SOUP kitchens in Axarquia benefit after police find drugs hidden in lorry.
The National Police has delivered a shipment of perishable food to charities in Axarquia after seizing 70 kilos of marijuana in a lorry carrying 10 pallets of potatoes and 12 pallets of onions.
The lorry was stopped by Velez-Malaga officers in Algarrobo after it made a dangerous and ‘last minute’ manoeuvre at exit 277 of the A-7 towards Malaga, and on inspection found the marijuana already vacuum-packed.
The 37-year-old man Moroccan driver was arrested for his alleged involvement in a crime against public health on April 23.
The perishable goods the driver was transporting were delivered to soup kitchens and other charitable groups, with the authorisation of the judicial authority.
The matter is now in the hands of the Examining Magistrate’s Court of Torrox.
In other Malaga news, a court is hearing the case of a man accused of setting fire to his mother’s flat with prosecutors asking for 12 years in prison for the suspect.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office is asking for 12 years in prison for the man accused of setting fire to his mother’s flat in Malaga.
According to Spanish newspaper Sur, the incident took place after the suspect had argued with his mother, before he then started a fire.
The Office of the Public Prosecutor said that the defendant is responsible for a crime of fire with danger for the life or the physical integrity of the people, and is asking the court in Malaga to sentence the man to 12 years in prison as well as paying an injured neighbour €1,500.
And at the weekend, police arrested 20 people, with a further two under investigation, for their part in a criminal network in Malaga and Cordoba.
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