Estepona man arrested for drug trafficking after random police check

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National police officers have arrested a 23-year-old man in Estepona, allegedly responsible for the offenses of drug trafficking, vehicle theft and possession of false papers.

The arrest took place last Monday 24, when undercover investigators attached to the local police station of Estepona were involved in a surveillance operation against the sale of narcotics in the municipality of Malaga.

During the check, the occupants of a vehicle randomly stopped by the officers began to reprimand them. Due to the aggressiveness displayed, they were then asked to identify themselves.

During this identification, it was found that one of the occupants was carrying a bag with ten slabs of hashish, and €1,125 in cash. Officers arrested the 23-year-old man for a crime against public safety.

As they were preparing to verify the identity of the companion, the driver of the vehicle fled at high speed. According to the provincial police station in a statement, if the officers hadn’t jumped out of the way, it most likely would have run them over.

Given the lack of cooperation shown by the detainee, inquiries were made with the Belgian police authorities for his complete identification. This earned them to be domiciled in Estepona.

On Tuesday 25, with the prior authorization of the judge in charge of the case, the investigators carried out a search of the man’s home. During this search, they seized 206 grams of the same substance that the detainee was transporting in the vehicle during his arrest, as well as €72,000 in cash, hidden in a false compartment.

In addition, several false papers, and three high-end vehicles were confiscated, one of which was reported stolen in France.

The detainee was charged with the offenses of drug trafficking, vehicle theft and false papers, and was placed at the disposal of the judicial authority. Meanwhile, efforts continue to identify the driver of the fleeing vehicle, as reported theopinionofmalaga.es.

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