GUARDIA Civil arrested a man on charges of possessing a gun without a licence.
Officers detained the 36-year old in a rural area near to Tabernas after hearing shots.
When they went to investigate where the shots were coming from a vehicle drew up. The driver appeared nervous, and when the Guardia searched the car they found the rifle in the back, along with a cartridge belt with slugs and bullets. The rifle registration number had been scratched out.
On questioning the driver and the passenger who was in the car with him it became clear he did not have a licence to own the gun.