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The Civil Guard surprises a driver with 22.6 kilos of marijuana in Yecla (26/12/2018)

He was intercepted in an alcohol and drug control

He has been arrested as an alleged perpetrator of drug trafficking

It carried 22 bags of marijuana buds in the trunk and in the rear seats of the vehicle

The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has arrested the driver of a car on the A-33 highway, municipal area of ​​Yecla, after being caught transporting more than 22 kilograms of marijuana buds packed in vacuum.

The action, which was developed thanks to a control check alcohol and drugs planned by the Traffic Association of the Civil Guard of Murcia, is framed in the Operational Plan of Police Response to Traffic and Consumption of drugs in leisure areas and fun, as well as the Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020 of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT).

The events took place during the early hours of Sunday, December 23, when two patrols of motorcyclists of the Civil Guard were conducting a verification check alcohol and drugs on the highway A-33 (Blanca-Fuente la Higuera) , municipal term of Yecla.

The agents, after performing the mandatory test of alcohol to a driver, which gave a negative result, appreciated a strong smell of marijuana that came from the vehicle, so they examined its interior and observed how in the rear seats had some packages covered by a blanket, which the driver, at first, said they were clothes for personal use.

Given these circumstances, the Civil Guards made a thorough search of the interior of the vehicle and found that under the blanket he was carrying two large packages wrapped in plastic bags pressed and closed to vacuum.

Continuing the registration of the rest of the vehicle that resulted in the location, inside the trunk, of a cardboard box and an industrial-sized garbage bag, with more vacuum-packed plastic bags containing marijuana.

In total, the civil guards found a total of 22 plastic bags with cannabis sativa that was vacuum packed and that shed a total weight of 20,600 kilograms.

Immediately they seized the drug and the vehicle and made the arrest of the driver as alleged perpetrator of a crime against public health-drug trafficking.

The Spanish arrested, of 29 years, neighbor of Valencia and with police antecedents, the apprehended drug, the effects seized and the educated diligences have been put at the disposal of the Court of Instruction of Yecla (Murcia).

The crime against the public health of drug trafficking, is classified in Article 368 of the Criminal Code and punishable by prison terms of one to three years and a fine of twice the value of the seized drug.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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