The Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of the services established to prevent and pursue drug trafficking, has intercepted on the AP-7 motorway, at the height of Cartagena, a vehicle carrying more than 100 kilograms of marijuana and hashish inside, informed sources of the Benemérita in a statement.
In operation ‘Torkal’, members of the Traffic Sector and the Judicial Police arrested the driver as the alleged perpetrator of a crime against public health, for drug trafficking, seized all the drugs and seized the high-end vehicle that was transporting them.
The actions took place when Civil Guards of the Traffic Sector detected a high-end car travelling at high speed on the AP-7 motorway, northbound, so in view of a possible case of transporting illicit substances by the ‘GO FAST’ method, they began to monitor the vehicle to verify any link with illicit activities.
GO FAST’ is the usual modus operandi used to transport drugs by road at high speed in order to keep them in circulation or at risk of being detected for as short a time as possible. This is usually done by using toll roads and high-capacity vehicles in order to reach their destination as quickly as possible, in this case, according to indications, a country in the rest of Europe.
The monitoring established led the Guardia Civil to confirm their suspicions that the vehicle was transporting some illicit goods, so, aware of the suspect’s reckless driving, a complex device was set up to stop the vehicle, minimising the risks for all road users.
Finally, the Guardia Civil stopped the vehicle at a toll crossing on the AP-7 near the port city. Once the vehicle was completely stopped and after a superficial inspection of the interior, the Civil Guards discovered that both the rear seats of the car and the boot were occupied by large bags containing a considerable quantity of packages with marijuana and hashish, for which the driver was arrested.