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Drug trafficker, wanted on a European arrest warrant, captured in Mijas

  • The fugitive was part of a criminal organisation which coordinated the large-scale trafficking of narcotics

A 36-year-old Moroccan man, the subject of a European arrest warrant, has been detained in Mijas for a series of drug trafficking offences.

The fugitive, born in Zerket (Morocco), was part of a criminal organisation which coordinated the large-scale trafficking of narcotics from Morocco to France, Spain and the Netherlands, according to a police press release.

The organisation specialised in cannabis resin which it transported inside cans in lorries driven by Moroccan drivers.

The man, whose warrant was issued in France, was tracked down to an urbanisation in Mijas, where he had set up home.

After being identified, he was placed under arrest.