National Police officer. File photograph. / SUR

Gun recovered in Estepona after car driver jumps police checkpoint and chase ensues

A revolver and more than 3,200 euros in cash were found in the high-end vehicle when it was eventually stopped


Spain's National Police force has arrested two men in Estepona for allegedly attacking officers, possessing an illegal weapon and the pair also face a dangerous driving charge.

A chase began, first in a vehicle and later on foot, after a high-end car was stopped at a police checkpoint in the Costa del Sol town, but the driver tried to flee the scene.

"During their escape attempt, the people detained endangered the lives of other drivers, their own and those of the officers, who they also attacked when they were arresting them, causing minor injuries," the police said in a statement.

When police officers searched the car they found a revolver and 3,280 euros in cash in the vehicle.

The case is now in the hands of the Estepona court.