THE Public Prosecutor’s Office has demanded prison time for five Mijas Local Police officers accused of drug trafficking.
While defence lawyers asked for the annulment of the case because they considered the telephone tapping that led to the arrest of the policemen in 2009 to have violated officers’ rights, Private Prosecutor Alfredo Herrera stayed firm and continued to push for a prison sentence.
Herrera argued that: “when a public servant is corrupted, it affects the whole system and that is terrifying.”
Herrera pointed out that the officers were some of the best paid in the country, and went on to add that the Mijas Town Council “didn’t want these people to go back to being police officers.”
The five officers are accused of moving over 160 kilos of hashish, which they used patrol cars to do.
If convicted, they face a sentence somewhere between four and six years in prison and 20 years disqualification from the police force.