Anselmo Sevillano (47) who had escaped from prison was caught after a ‘spectacular’ car chase
A wanted drug dealer known as ‘The King of Hash’ was carrying what is suspected to be a false Irish boat skipper’s license when he was pulled over by cops in Spain, it has emerged.
Anselmo Sevillano (47) who had escaped from prison was busted after local police in Marbella spotted him using his mobile phone while behind the wheel of his car.
This led to a “spectacular chase” according to local news reports, which resulted in the police shooting at the wheels of the car in a bid to make it stop.
Referred to as one of the ‘kings of hashish’ who police believe was behind most of the shipments that were exported to Europe in the 2000s, he was arrested after a dangerous, high-speed chase from Marbella to Estepona, that went through several towns.
When he was finally caught he had in his possession four mobile phones and two driving licences. He also had a “boat skipper’s license from Ireland whose authenticity is being verified”.
However, sources have indicated that the document does not match those issued in Ireland, “so it is presumed false”.
“To the surprise of the local police officers who caught him, he was not just any offender: they had just hunted down Anselmo Sevillano, who is considered a hashish kingpin and who had been on the run since the end of March,” diariosur.es reported.
The drug trafficker, from Huelva in south west Spain, had been serving a sentence of 10 and a half years in prison and two “fines” for a total of 70 million after a consignment of 3.6 tons of hashish was discovered in the Isla Cristina shipyards in August 2011.
Sevillano, who had been on the run “for several years for other reasons” was arrested in 2011 in a National Police operation in the luxurious villa in Estepona where he lived with his wife and his youngest son.
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