By Linda Hall •
Updated: 17 Sep 2022 • 20:56
IBUPROFEN: 9,000 sachets intercepted in Huercal-Overa
Photo credit: Guardia Civil
The operation was the result of a routine control, Guardia Civil sources revealed.
The illicit ibuprofen shipment was discovered as officers noticed evasive action taken by a van driver on spotting a Guardia Civil checkpoint on the A-7 motorway inside the Huercal-Overa boundary.
Signalling that the van driver should stop, the officers asked him and his passengers to open the rear doors, which they initially tried to avoid, insisting that they were only transporting bathroom fittings for which they produced invoices.
The search went ahead and the officers found almost 9,000 packets of ibuprofen, of a strength needing a doctor’s prescription, hidden amongst the taps.
Unable to produce documents detailing the ibuprofen’s legal origin both men were arrested on charges of endangering the public’s health.
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