12 Mar, 2024 @ 12:22
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Expat fugitive is arrested in Benidorm after being caught with trunk filled with cannabis and cash

Expat Brits in Benidorm sold drugs to bar and hotel customers with express deliveries via an electric scooter
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A MONTENEGRAN fugitive sentenced to four years in prison for drug trafficking led police on a high-speed chase around Benidorm’s streets.

The 33-year-old man has been arrested by the Policia Nacional and is set to be extradited by the National Court.

His jail term was imposed in 2017 after crossing the Albania-Montenegro border with 121 kilos of marijuana.

His car failed to stop at a police checkpoint in Benidorm and an officer leapt out of the way to avoid being run over.

A pursuit started in the city centre as he ignored road signs and threatened the lives of other drivers as well as pedestrians.

He abandoned his car and ran for a few hundred metres before he assaulted one of the arresting officers.

€11,150 in banknotes were found on him while a search of the vehicle uncovered a black bag containing 22 kilos of marijuana.

He produced a bogus ID card and driving licence- claiming to from the Czech Republic- but a fingerprint check revealed he was wanted by Madrid authorities for falsifying documents, as well as his native Montenegro.

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