9 Jul, 2024 @ 17:00
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British tourist in ‘agitated state’ arrested in Spain for trying to sell €7k of cocaine stashed in his sock on the Magaluf strip

Guardia Civil Story Mallorca

A BRITISH tourist has been arrested in Magaluf on suspicion of selling cocaine with a retail value of €7,000 that he kept in a sock.

The 22-year-old man was detained by the Guardia Civil on Saturday morning, having arrived in Mallorca three days earlier.

He was bailed on Sunday after a court appearance.

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Officers were called to his hotel at 7am on July 6 after staff reported seeing a ‘very upset’ British man in the lobby.

When a Guardia patrol arrived, they tried to talk to the young man who kept saying that his life was in danger.

He insisted that he wanted his backpack which was apparently in one of the rooms- even though he was not staying there.

Given his situation, officers asked the receptionist to contact the guests of the room number that he told them about.

A few minutes later, another tourist appeared and gave him the backpack.

The Brit calmed down and went outside to find a taxi.

When the vehicle arrived, he asked to be taken to the Punta Ballena party area of the resort, which raised suspicions among the Guardia officers.

Hours earlier, they had been sent a video from a worker working about the strange behaviour of a tourist.

It showed the British man going up and down the Punta Ballena strip and trying to unsucessfully find something in some bushes while in an agitated state.

The officers orderd the Brit out of the taxi and searched his belongings.

In the backpack, they found cocaine hidden inside a sock that was in a shoe.

The drug turned out to be of high purity weighing around 30 grams which could have fetched up to €7,000 if sold.

The tourist was also carrying around €100 in cash.

He was taken to the Guardia’s Son Bugadelles barracks and held overnight before appearing before a Via Alemania judge.

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