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Dec 05 - Spanish Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Offences

Spanish national Luis Andres Garcia Beltran, 31, appeared in the Magistrates’ Court this morning and pleaded guilty to several drug-related offences. He will be sentenced at the Supreme Court on December 14.

Garcia Beltran was arrested yesterday by RGP officers and found to be in possession of approximately 43 grammes of cannabis resin and 33 grammes of a preparation containing cocaine.

The defendant was charged with possession of a controlled class A drug, possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug, possession of a controlled class B drug and possession with intent to supply a controlled class B drug.

Assistant Commissioner (designate) Richard Ullger said this was an excellent result and showed how the RGP was working proactively in the community to stamp out drug abuse.

He said: “Our untiring efforts to detect and deter drug trafficking in Gibraltar and to apprehend and prosecute those involved in this criminal trade will continue. We want to drill home the message that law enforcement agencies in Gibraltar have a zero tolerance approach to these practices and that police officers will act decisively to ensure that drug traffickers face the full force of the law.”

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