Man arrested at Lanzarote Airport with hashish in his luggage

Published on June 07, 2024
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A 24-year-old man was arrested on May 14, 2024, at Lanzarote’s César Manrique Airport by the Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the Customs and Special Taxes Administration Agency on the island.

The individual is suspected of committing a public health offense related to drug trafficking. The arrest occurred after narcotics were found in his checked luggage in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1.

As part of the state’s fiscal guard duties and efforts to combat smuggling and prevent criminal activities, including drug trafficking, agents from UDAIFF and the fiscal guard randomly screened several passengers from a flight originating in Málaga. This led to the arrest for drug trafficking.

Upon conducting necessary checks using an X-ray machine, organic material was detected in a suitcase, prompting a thorough examination by the Guardia Civil.

The passenger initially denied carrying anything unusual in his luggage. However, upon inspection, five tablets of a brown resinous substance, apparently hashish, were found in a zipped pocket. Subsequent tests confirmed the substance as hashish, weighing a total of 492 grams.

After completing the necessary police procedures, the detainee was brought before the Arrecife Court of Investigation in the capital of Lanzarote.

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