In a recent action carried out by personnel from the Almeria Civil Guard Command, a person was arrested as the perpetrator of a crime against public health, transporting more than 100 kg of hashish in the vehicle he was driving on the A7 motorway as it passes through the municipality of Turre.
This action is part of the Telos Plan (Integral Operational Plan Against Hashish Trafficking) and as a result of the permanent work that the Guardia Civil of Almeria develops in the fight against the trafficking of narcotic substances in the province.
The action begins during the provision of a preventive control, in terms of public safety, a necessary and usual tool used by the Guardia Civil in the development of its functions, mainly to prevent and detect crimes such as drug and weapons trafficking, as well as the identification and control of those persons who for any reason have a search warrant, location, presentation to the authority or even arrest.
The expertise and experience developed by the Guardia Civil personnel allows them to visually identify those persons and vehicles likely to pass through the search area during the control.
In this way, the perpetrator is asked to show the inside of his vehicle, in which he is transporting six sacks of dog food/feed, and the agent checks that the contents do not correspond to what is indicated on the outside of the sacks.
The intervention of a canine (Dino), a specialist in the detection of drugs, from the Guardia Civil’s canine service of the Almeria Command, is required, which, without hesitation, marks the existence of drugs in the sacks as positive, so they are opened to inspect the inside, locating more than 100 kg of hashish.
As a final result of this intervention, the Guardia Civil of Almeria arrested a person as the author of a crime against public health, transporting more than 100kg of hashish, hidden in the vehicle he was driving, on the A7 motorway as it passes through the municipality of Turre.
The proceedings, together with the detainee and the narcotic substance, are placed at the disposal of the Examining Magistrate’s Court on duty in Vera.