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Five police officers accused of stealing impounded drugs

PUBLISHED: March 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm  •  LAST EDITED: March 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm
Andalucia, Crime & Law, Malaga  •  0 Comments

Five police officers accused of stealing impounded drugs

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FIVE local police officers are accused of trafficking impounded drugs in Mijas.

The officers were first arrested in November 2009 after seizing 175 kilos of hashish before allegedly transporting it in patrol cars to a civilian’s home for storage.

However, when the original trial started, the provincial court ruled that key evidence, including phone-tapping and witness statements, had been obtained without proper documentation and the case was put on hold.

Now a public prosecutor, along with Mijas town hall, has decided to move forward with the case calling for the officers to serve jail terms of up to seven years.

The home-owner who allegedly stored the drugs faces up to four years.

The case is one of several similar incidents of policemen being involved in drug dealing around Andalucia.

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