Police have arrested the head of a company based in Seville after finding more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of plasterboard panels.
Carles Puigdemont gave his first press conference on Tuesday October 31st since arriving in Belgium.
Puigdemont says he accepts the new elections and implies he also accepts the charges against him; Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended Catalonia's declaration of independence and Spanish police have been inside several headquarters of the regional police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, seeking evidence of sedition.
What exactly is Carles Puigdemont doing in Belgium? And have former Catalan officials given up their posts out of fear of the repercussions from the Spanish state, or do they know something we don't?
Carles Puigdemont, who was removed from office as Catalonia's president last week by Madrid's central government, spoke with a lawyer in Belgium on Monday as Spanish prosecutors sought rebellion charges against the region's separatist leaders.