THREE British citizens charged with drug trafficking are on trial in Palma. They exercised their right not to testify in court following the advice of their attorney. The prosecution has requested that each defendant serve a six-year prison term and be fined €25million for the crime against public health.
They are accused of carrying more than three tons of hashish in a catamaran that was intercepted at sea in the summer of 2008. Allegedly they rented the catamaran in Palma and after several days sailing were found 60km from the coast with 106 bales of hashish on board.
It is believed that they sailed between Mallorca, Denia, Ibiza and Cadiz.