13 Mar, 2023 @ 13:36
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Man runs cocaine lab out of empty property in popular expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

Man Ran Cocaine Lab Out Of Empty Property In Expat Area Of Spain's Costa Blanca
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A 47-YEAR-OLD Spaniard has been jailed for running a cocaine laboratory out of an otherwise empty property in Benijofar on the Costa Blanca.

The cocaine producer made 320 kilometre round-trips to the lab from his home in Gandia, Valencia province.

Policia Nacional narcotics unit officers based out of Elche suspected a Benijofar address of housing a drugs production base.

After long periods of surveillance, they discovered nobody lived there, but saw a man who spent several hours inside during the week.

He was identified as making regular long journey south from Gandia.

A raid on the property confirmed the existence of the clandestine laboratory with an array of cocaine and drug processing equipment seized, along with €270

The man was arrested at a service area at Santomera in the Murcia region.

His car contained a hidden compartment where he kept chemical products used in the production of cocaine.

Ten bottles containing ethyl acetate, boric acid and other liquids were removed.


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