Two arrests in Almeria for flogging off milk donated to Red Cross

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MISSING: Police found pallets of the donated milk on sale in an industrial estate CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE in Almeria have made two arrests for flogging off two pallets worth of cartons of milk which were donated to the Red Cross.

One of the individuals detained is the owner of the establishment where the milk was on sale.

The Red Cross headquarters in Almeria city had received a donation of 16 pallets of milk worth nearly €10,000 in all from an Andalucia-based dairy company at the beginning of the month.

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But a few days later the person in charge of logistics for the charity informed police that some of the donation was being sold in a premises on the city’s Sector 20 industrial estate.

Police confirmed that was indeed the case.

As well as arresting the owner police also detained the person who had contacted him and offered him the milk at well below its market value.


The pair were identified as Moroccan nationals, aged 29 and 43.

A total of 974 one-litre cartons of milk were recovered.


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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