Two men arrested trying to smuggle heroin into Fuerteventura
The National Police have arrested two men aged 38 and 57 years old, for allegedly trying to smuggle 65 grams of heroin into Fuerteventura from Gran Canaria, inside one of their bodies.
The younger man, acting as a ‘mule’ was arrested in the La Luz area of Las Palmas docks, and was found to have swallowed 65.3 grams of the class A drug wrapped in to small plastic capsules, which were now in his stomach.
The older man was located at a tourist complex in Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria, neither of them has a previous criminal record.
In a statement, the Canary Islands Police Headquarters explained that the investigation began after the agents became aware of a possible inter-island shipment of narcotics through the La Luz pier, whose final destination would be Fuerteventura, and through a thorough investigation they were able to identify the two men.
They also emphasized how dangerous this way of smuggling drugs can be, as the packages have been known to burst, and the ‘mule’ end critically ill in hospital, and on several occasions dying.
Finally, once the corresponding police report had been filed, the detainees were placed at the disposal of the competent Judicial Authority for sentencing.