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article imageCouple arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana & hashish into UK

By Anne Sewell     Sep 23, 2013 in Crime
Spain's National Police have arrested a British couple, resident in Coín in southern Spain, for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the UK in a removals van. Various electrical appliances and sofa cushions were stuffed with marijuana and hashish.
An investigation was started after police were informed of the presence of a British couple, who were apparently involved in bringing large quantities of drugs into Spain, for later distribution internationally.
The Coín property occupied by the man and woman, aged 48 and 47, was thought to be a "safe house" where the marijuana and hashish were received and prepared for distribution.
According to Ideal.es (Spanish language), police raided the property in Coín at the end of August, and discovered 90 kilos of marihuana and 78 kilos of hashish, hidden inside electrical appliances and pieces of furniture in the house.
Officers found packages hidden inside items which were to be transported to the UK by road. Packets of drugs were found inside various appliances, including a dishwasher, dryer, a fridge and a television set. Sofa cushions had also been stuffed with drugs. See below:
A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK  hid...
A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK, hidden inside electrical appliances and sofa cushions.
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20minutos (in Spanish) reports that according to a report released by the National Police last week, they also seized three mobile phones, a laptop computer, a van and more than 1,000 euros in cash.
The detainees were brought before the competent judicial authority charged with an alleged crime against public health, and the judge has ordered the imprisonment of one of those arrested.
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