Sniffer dog finds 57 kilos of cocaine in car in Las Palmas port

2020/06/11 11:49:38 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

The Guardia Civil based in the Puerto de La Luz in Las Palmas, have arrested a 24 year old Spanish male from Seville with the initials MJSR, after agents found 57.55 kilograms of cocaine in 44 packages in the boot of his car with a street value of approximately 3.5 million euros.

He was stopped in his car during a random check by the Guardia Civil in the area of embarkation and disembarkation of merchandise and passenger ships, because the ITV had run out on his car.

When inspecting the vehicle documents the man became flustered so they decided to do a more thorough search, and brought in the ports sniffer dog who aroused suspicion of the vehicle.

Under a false floor of the boot, they found the drugs wrapped in 44 brick-shaped packages that turned out to be 57.55 kilograms of cocaine, and immediately arrested the driver.

The man, along with the seized drugs, has been placed at the disposal of the corresponding Court, of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which has sentenced to immediate imprisonment.

Finally, the Guardia Civil recalls that this type of action constitutes a Crime against Public Health, contained in article 368 of the Spanish Penal Code, punishable by prison terms of three to six years, and a fine of three times the value of the drugs involved in the crime.