The National Police have made three arrests in relation to the theft of drugs from a Seville police station 15 months ago. One of the three is now charged with the actual theft and the other two have been charged with sale and distribution of the drugs that were being held as evidence by the city’s drug squad.

The theft was very large and embarrassing for the Seville police amounting to around 100kg’s of heroin and cocaine. Police have so far declined to name the three men identifying them only by their initials.

At the time of the theft the police said that the drugs were worth approximately €5 million on the Spanish black market, it is believed that the drugs were taken in small amounts over a period of time rather than in one large theft.