A PAIR of Spanish cops have been sentenced to two years behind bars after accepting cheese and wine as bribes.

The Guardia Civil officers accepted countless bribes in return for turning a blind eye to traffic offences, including letting a man off for not wearing a seatbelt by taking two bottles of wine and some mature cheese.

The pair are now also facing a €4,300 fine.

The crooked duo also had an arrangement with haulage firms, where they would stop lorry drivers and hit them with fake sanctions before forcing their company bosses to pay €200 per month to avoid official punishment.

They also tipped off drives of when and where there would be police patrols in a Whatsapp group.

Five businessmen have also been charged for accepting bribes.