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BRITS JAILED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

Two British men have been sentenced to five and a half years in prison each, for organising and transporting deliveries of cocaine from the Costa del Sol to other European countries, such as Holland and the United Kingdom. During one of the operations …

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Two British men have been sentenced to five and a half years in prison each, for organising and transporting deliveries of cocaine from the Costa del Sol to other European countries, such as Holland and the United Kingdom. During one of the operations six kilos of the drug was intervened.

The third section of the Court considered it proved that one of the accused, together with the other had been trafficking since May 2010. Europa Press said the other accused was a lorry driver and made frequent trips between the UK and the Costa del Sol.

Their arrests came after the Spanish National Police received information from the British Organised Crime Agency, that in August last year a lorry driven by the accused was going to the Costa del Sol to deliver illicit mercenary, and to load up with cocaine. As a result, Spanish police set up a watch close to a commercial centre in Mijas, and saw a rucksack being put in the vehicle. Inside the bag cocaine, valued at more than half a million euros, was found.

Following their arrest, the pair have been held on remand since August 2010, accused of a crime against public health with a substance that causes serious damage to health, in a quantity of some importance.

The men pleaded guilty to the accusations against them, so no court case was held. However, there were delays in procedures because they were not Spanish.

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