Arrested with 500 kilos of marijuana in van

The arrest took place on the A-7 at the height of the municipality of Huércal Overa.

The Guardia Civil arrested in a recent action in the municipality of Huércal Overa a person transporting 500 kilograms of marijuana, for a crime against public health.

This action is part of the permanent activity carried out by the Guardia Civil in the fight against drug trafficking in the field of public safety in the province of Almeria.

The officers observed a van travelling at kilometre 553 of the A-7 in the direction of Murcia, driving dangerously in a zigzag and without lighting, with the risk of causing a traffic accident with serious consequences.

In order to avoid this, the officers escorted the vehicle to a safe place and proceeded to identify the driver, checking with the Operational Communications Centre (C.O.C. 062) that this person had a previous record for various offences.

The agents carried out an inspection of the interior of the vehicle and found 500 kilograms of marijuana ready for sale and consumption.

The agents proceeded to arrest the driver for a crime against public health.

The proceedings carried out by the Guardia Civil together with the detainee and the seized drugs have been handed over to the Juzgado de Instrucción number two of Huércal Overa, leaving the vehicle in judicial deposit.

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