Brits arrested in Benidorm drugs bust

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STASHED: Police officers found drugs and a knife in a concealed compartment of a car boot. CREDIT: Shutterstock

BENIDORM Local Police have arrested two Brits in the so-called English area of the town on drug trafficking charges.

The detentions at the weekend were, according to reports, thanks to a canine sniffer dog working with officers from the Response and Prevention Group.

During an operation to carry out inspections of establishments in the zone officers were checking out the boot of a vehicle which at first glance was empty. However the dog’s behaviour indicated something was not right.

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They discovered a button which revealed a hidden compartment in which there were stashed bags of drugs and a large knife. Officers also reportedly discovered the business cards of the individuals for whom the suspects are believed to have worked through advance orders.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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