Guardia Civil at TFS Reina Sofía have arrested a 36-year-old Portuguese man for trying to smuggle 600 grams of cocaine into Tenerife. The drugs were found in his suitcase when he was searched after arriving on an international flight.
The Guardia Civil officers say that they became suspicious of his apparently nervous behaviour in the arrivals hall, and he subsequently failed to provide coherent answers to their questions. Their first search was fruitless, but his empty suitcase seemed to weight more than it should, and sniffer dogs were called in. They detected cocaine, which was found under a false bottom of his luggage. The smuggler is now being processed by police and Granadilla court 2. El Dia