Prosecutor Seeks over 100 Years in Prison for Smuggling Ring in Spain’s Almeria

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Prosecutor Seeks over 100 Years in Prison for Smuggling Ring in Spain's Almeria
Prosecutor Seeks over 100 Years in Prison for Smuggling Ring in Spain's Almeria Credit: Guardia Civil

PROSECUTOR seeks over 100 years in prison for smuggling ring in Spain’s Almeria.

Agents of the Guardia Civil have dismantled a massive drug smuggling ring in Spain’s Almeria. As part of Operation Knight the Guardia Civil have discovered millions of euros’ worth of hashish. The complex smuggling ring involved hiding drugs beneath the sea off the coast of Almeria.

Numerous drug stashes were hidden under the ocean and as part of Operation Knight Guardia Civil discovered one such stash of drugs hidden beneath the water around 15 miles off Adra’s Punta del Rio. Multiple other underwater drugs hoards were also discovered during the operation. It is believed that the drugs ring was under the control of a person only named as M.A.T.

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The smuggling ring were able to bring in around 9000 kilos of hashish in only the space of a few months during 2018. M.A.T is now face a long list of crimes including offences against public health, membership of a criminal organisation, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office is seeking a sentence of over 10 years.

Drug kingpin M.A.T along with 14 other defendants, many of whom reside in Almeria are set to be prosecuted. In total the prosecution is seeking over 140 years in prison and according to La Voz de Almeria, the smugglers could also be fined millions of euros.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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