Three Argentines who were arrested in Spain after over 900 kg of cocaine was discovered in their aeroplane have today been sent to a temporary prison by Spanish authorities.
The brothers Eduardo and Gustavo Juliá and Gastón Miret were arrested at El Prat airport, Barcelona, on Sunday 2nd January after sniffer dogs discovered the cargo.
The lawyer representing the prisoners, Santiago Giménez Olavarriaga, said this morning that his clients, who are being held at Modelo de Barcelona prison, in the Catalan neighbourhood of Eixample, had been unaware that the aeroplane was carrying drugs.
“My clients maintain that they had nothing to do with this case. They say that they have no knowledge of, or relationship to, the drugs that were found on the plane,” he said in an interview on Radio 10.
“I don’t know where the (alleged) quantity of drugs found on board came from, nor do I know who said it. That information is protected by a gagging order and cannot be revealed,” he said.
Judicial sources say that the case could go on for weeks or months.