A British man looking to ship over 100 kilos of marijuana back to the UK had his journey interrupted by the National Police in the San Miguel de Salinas area last Monday. The 39 year old driver attracted the suspicions of the police during a routine stop at the AP7 toll booth, with the agents uncovering his hidden stash that was destined to be taken to the United Kingdom.
The man was stopped as part of a series of routine checks that been introduced by the authorities during the peak summer period. The officers noticed that the driver appeared to have a nervous demeanour about him, and was unable to show them the appropriate personal and vehicle identification documents.
The agents then decided to undertake a thorough search of the van and they made their major discovery. 105 kilos of marijuana was in some fold-up loungers and beds, with the drugs neatly packaged up and sealed for transit. The driver was then promptly arrested and charged with a crime against public health. He was taken before a Torrevieja magistrate and after his appearance, was remanded into custody.