Smugglers Caught Red-Handed

Hashish Credit: Wikipedia

TWO Almeria citizens have been caught red-handed with 1,200 kilos of the drug, hashish.

An official court date has been set for the two men from Adra and Almería Capital who were intercepted in November 2021 on a boat with 1,200 kilos of hashish, an amount which would have reached a market value of 2.3 million euros.

It is accused that the smugglers intended to distribute the drug in Granada, an accusation that they will be tried for next November at the Provincial Court. The Granada Prosecutor’s Office has requested hefty sentences of five and a half years behind bars and fines of a whopping 6.9 million euros.

After a warning from the Service Operational Center about the erratic sailing of a suspicious boat, the accused smugglers were intercepted in front of the beach of La Rabita-Albuñol by the Maritime Service of the Civil Guard.

The two defendants are currently on provisional release and will be tried on November 24. 


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Jennifer Popplewell

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