Surprise packet from Huercal-Overa intercepted at Madrid’s Barajas airport

Surprise packet from Huercal-Overa containing drugs intercepted at Madrid's Barajas airport
BARAJAS AIRPORT: Parcel sent from Huercal-Overa intercepted with drugs Photo credit: Air232542

A PACKAGE sent via from Huercal-Overa was intercepted at Madrid’s Barajas airport after it was found to contain marijuana.

The case is in the hands of an Almeria court and officers from the Guardia Civil’s Policia Judicial investigation unit are checking whether the sender, traced to Huercal-Overa, and the central London recipient belong to a criminal organisation.

Sending drugs by transport firms is increasingly used to move small amounts of marijuana, Guardia Civil sources explained, and organised crime rings are paying to use the identities and addresses of “mules” with no known links to the underworld.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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