• A man has been arrested for firing a shotgun during an attempted robbery of marijuana from a house in Es Canar.
  • The victim of the robbery has also been arrested for possession of cannabis.
  • Note: Our feature photo has nothing to do with the crime. According to Google it represents 1kg of cannabis – for illustrative purposes.

Rhian King

The incident took place on Wednesday 13th December, when a man called the Guardia Civil stating two men had come to his house in Es Canar with the intention of stealing marijuana.

He claimed to have been threatened with a sawn-off shot gun, and that during a struggle a shot was fired, hitting the kitchen wall.

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The victim of the attempted theft is a 52-year old Portuguese male. He gave 2.3kgs of marijuana to agents of the Guardia Civil, and was arrested for a crime against public health.

Officers of the Guardia Civil confirmed there was a shot gun impact in the kitchen wall, and undertook an investigation to apprehend the perpetrators.

A 39-year old Spanish male was arrested, accused of firing the shot, however he denied the accusation.

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The alleged victim and the one arrested for allegedly carrying out the shooting, both faced charges in court.

The owner of the marijuana accepted a suspended prison sentence and fine as he had no criminal history.

The alleged perpetrator of the shooting was released awaiting prosecution.

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