Spanish Druglord Crowdfunds Release

Spanish drug lord Francisco Tejón, aka ‘El Castaña has been released from jail after he posted €200,000 ($240,000) in bail money that he crowdfunded from supporters.

For three days, a Cadiz bank received numerous deposits from friends, family, and associates of  Tejón.

Tejon has been in pre-trial jail since October 2018 when he turned himself in on drug-trafficking charges.

Before his arrest, he starred in a reggaeton video despite of the warrant against him.

“No family members came. His son picked him up. It’s not a good idea for them to throw a party here,” said a Botafuegos prison corrections officer where he was held.

Spanish prosecutors initially set his bail for €600,000 ($722,000) because they believed he earned €30 million ($36 million) from trafficking hash. 

The prosecutors speculate that the crowdfunding is fake due to his drug fortune.

Tejon was also released on a €120,000 bail back in 2018 which allegedly came from Ireland. 

The case against Tejón goes back to 2015 and 2016 which police believe that he and his brother were running drugs from Morocco into Spain.


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