Hate crime arrest for gibes about policeman rammed by drug trafficker

CRUEL: The post mocked the seriously injured police inspector and praised the drug dealer CREDIT: Policia Nacional

POSTING jibes on social media about the injuries a policeman suffered when a drug trafficker rammed his vehicle has landed a 21-year old from El Ejido in trouble with the law.

Police have arrested the young man for slander and inciting hate against law enforcement and security forces and State institutions for his online comments.

The post praised the drug dealer and cruelly mocked the police inspector.


The policeman was seriously hurt when the criminal drove a 4×4 loaded with bundles of hashish into his car in Algeciras earlier this month.

Police launched an investigation into the author of the post the day it was published, and within 48 hours they had identified and detained him.

According to police the 21-year old is a sympathiser of radical, extreme right groups located in Almeria.

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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