03 July 2021 09:17
Seven hundred kilos of hashish were seized on Thursday morning by the Milan traffic police. They were transported by a thirty-year-old Spanish truck driver randomly checked by agents at the Assago motorway barrier along the A7. The man, aboard an articulated lorry with Spanish registration, was heading towards Milan when he saw the checkpoint and tried to evade control with a strange maneuver.
In this way, however, he attracted the attention of the policeman who invited him to pull over inside the parking area near the motorway exit. The man, who got out of his truck, was very nervous and mumbled contradictory information about the destination of the goods being transported. The agents then took the driver to the offices and examined the transported pallets, noting that, under a series of packs of candy, there were boxes not noted in the packing slip.
The agents opened one of the boxes: it contained various vacuum-packed wrappers which, when opened, gave off the unmistakable smell of hashish. 23 cartons and 6,305 loaves, for a quantity equal to almost 700 kilos. The commercial value of the drug is close to three million euros. The hashish was seized as well as the truck and some phones. For the man, however, the doors of the San Vittore prison have opened.