Ferry passenger with 90 blocks of hashish caught in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

   March 5, 2023 ,   Accidents

Zona Canarias' Guardia Civil detained a ferry passenger in Puerto de la Luz (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), who was traveling from Lanzarote (Arrecife Island) to Gran Canaria carrying with 90 blocks of hashish weighing 8,7 kg/~20 pounds hidden in a sports bag in the boot of a car.

The operation was the result of the surveillance/inspection service carried out by Border Control agents during the vehicles' and passengers' disembarkation in Gran Canaria.

Agents made a random selection of passengers/vehicles who were chosen due to their experience in that type of operation, especially the driver because of his attitude/the fact he was acting nervously.

When the police pulled him over they proceeded to identify him. The canine drug detection unit searched his car, and the man started to protest forcefully. This all changed when the police found the holdall in the boot containing a large amount of hashish.

There were 90 blocks of a brown resinous substance, that was wrapped in transparent plastic, giving off the strong characteristic odor of hashish. Many of the blocks had a "shahrukh khan" anagram, identifying the variation of hashish.

Once the drugs were seized, the 'narco test' was carried out, which gave a positive result for cannabis, with a weight of 8,7 kilograms.

The police report, the detainee, as well as the seized substance were made available to the Investigating Court of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ordering provisional detention.