Convicted: Smuggled thousands of kilos of hash between fruit and vegetables

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A Danish and two Spanish men in the court of Aalborg have been sentenced respectively. Eight, seven and six years of unconditional imprisonment for having smuggled thousands of kilos of hashish into countries using trucks filled with fruit and vegetables that the substances were tucked under.

On 26 In July last year, special investigation stopped a Spanish truck and a followcar on a road in Odense. In the two vehicles was a 54-year-old and a 44-year-old Spanish man as well as a 40-year-old Romanian woman. All were arrested, and the police searched the truck, which appeared in addition to melons and other fruit to contain approximately 1200 kilos of hashish.

The further investigation of drug transports led to the arrest of a 57-year-old Danish man from Zealand, who was arrested in August.

The 57-year-old was convicted of being the leader to the smuggling of a total of 2700 kilograms of hashish, which was driven into Denmark via Dutch and Spanish lorries, where after the drugs were redistributed. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for his role as a backman in the enterprise.

The two Spanish nationals played a slightly smaller role, but nevertheless had transported a total of 2730 kilos of hashish from Spain to Denmark. The 54-year-old Spaniard was sentenced to seven years in prison and expulsion of Denmark with an entry ban for a while, while the 44-year-old Spaniard had six years ‘ imprisonment and expulsion of Denmark with an entry ban.

The 40-year-old Romanian woman was acquit when the court did not find that she had the knowledge that there was hashish in the truck.

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