Three Argentines detained in Spain with 900 kilos of cocaine

Two sons of a retired Argentine brigadier were detained when they arrived at Barcelona's El Prat airport in a private plane from the Argentine company Medical Jet with more than 900 kilos of cocaine, according to sources from Spain's police.

Investigators reported that those detained are the pilot, identified as Gustavo Juliá, and his brother. Spanish police also detained a third man also from Argentina who was the copilot of the plane, identified as Gastón Miret.

Meanwhile, a fourth person who travelled in the plane from the Argentine company was apprehended, but later police confirmed he was not linked to the case.

Juliá and his brother are sons of the retired brigadier José Juliá, ex chief of the Argentine Air Force, and one of the main shareholders of the Medical Jet Company.

The plane, a Challenge04 jet, arrived in Barcelona on January 2 from Cape Verde, Africa. The investigation states that the accused might have gotten the cocaine from the African country.

Members of the Spanish Civil Guard were waiting for the plane and once it landed, they detained the suspects.

[Source: Buenos Aires Herald, Bs As, 08Jan11]

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