CRIME

Couple aged 79 and 72 arrested for cocaine trafficking in Málaga

Main suspect had a prior record and delivered the drug in supermarket wrapping paper

Police officers found €24,100 in cash inside the couple's home.
Police officers found €24,100 in cash inside the couple's home.

A couple in their seventies have been arrested in Málaga on charges of cocaine trafficking.

The man, who is 79, contacted buyers by telephone and delivered the drug throughout the city center, either on foot or by car or motorcycle.

The cocaine was often concealed in supermarket wrapping paper.

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Municipal police officers followed the man and watched him make sales across the Andalusian city. At the time of his arrest on March 22, he was carrying 15 drug sheets and €250 in small bills.

The suspect, who already had a record for drug trafficking, agreed to cooperate. A search of his home yielded 93.5 grams of cocaine in rock form, two sets of scales, a hunting rifle with cartridges and a blank pistol.

Officers also seized €24,100 in cash concealed behind paintings, under ornaments and between the drawers of an old chest.

The suspect’s 72-year-old wife was also arrested on public health charges.

English version by Susana Urra.

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