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Moroccan 'hero' caught pushing drugs

Illegal immigrant granted 6-mth permit after saving family

09 November, 11:14
Moroccan 'hero' caught pushing drugs (ANSA) - Avezzano, November 9 - Italian police on Friday arrested on drugs charges a Moroccan man who became a hero after saving a family when their car crashed into a canal in Abruzzo last month.

Abderrahim Adoiou, 43, an illegal immigrant, was granted a six-month residence permit for humanitarian reasons after the October 17 incident.

On Friday police said they caught him pushing drugs in the street and found 20 grammes of cocaine in his house.