Five Local Police officers, arrested in Mijas in 2009 and accused of using their official status to engage in drug trafficking, are due in court today, although a legal technicality annulling evidence obtained through, and as a consequence of, wire taps – tracking, statements made by defendants, conversations etc – there is little or nothing remaining of the prosecution case and the most likely outcome is an acquittal for all concerned.
The prosecution alleges that local were, at least since February 2009, an organized group that took advantage of their status, uniforms, weapons, cars and identification documents to allegedly seizing caches of drugs abandoned by fleeing traffickers during various police operations. Thus, according to the prosecution, the police could profit from the sale of that drug.
A sixth person, not a member of the Local Police, is also in court. He was allegedly paid to hide the confiscated drugs.
The prosecution is requesting a total of 34 years in prison for the accused, although this now seems highly unlikely.