Four a day: Rafael Amargo’s cousin: “Artists use drugs to give them strength at work”
Four a day The Granada-born dancer and choreographer was arrested on Tuesday in Madrid accused of two crimes
The arrest this Tuesday afternoon in Madrid of Rafael Amargo along with three other people, among which is your partner, accused of the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization and drug trafficking continues to give much to talk about.
Rafael Amargo, one of the most recognized figures in the world of flamenco, fHe was transferred to the police station of the Central district of the capital of Spain to give a statement. The dancer and choreographer from the Granada town of Pinos Puente was going to premiere his new work ‘Yerma’ this Thursday, based on the work by Federico Garca Lorca, at the La Latina theater in Madrid.
This wednesday, Joaqun Prat has interviewed the lawyer in ‘Cuatro al da’ from the Andalusian artist, Cndido Conde Pumpido, and two relatives, his cousin Alicia and his godson Pablo. All three, both the lawyer and his relatives, have defended Rafael Amargo’s innocence. In the program Four They have talked about the police finding almost 100 grams of methamphetamine in their home search.
“Rafael Amargo is very affected. Obviously he feels very hurt by this. He understands that there is no reason why it can be said that he belongs to a criminal organization “, has affirmed Cndido Conde Pumpido, who added that “in the records nothing has been found linking him to a criminal organization, as has been said.” “You spoke before that narcotic substances have been found in the registration of his home and his vehicle, but they have been solely and exclusively in quantities for personal consumption, not for drug trafficking”, the dancer’s lawyer has continued.
The four detainees are scheduled to go to court this Thursday. According to the choreographer’s attorney Joaqun Prat, “Our idea is to ask for freedom so that he can be at the premiere of ‘Yerma’ that he has scheduled.” “What can be seen is that Rafael Amargo is not a person who is living as the leader of a criminal organization such as the one intended to be described would live,” continued Cndido Conde Pumpido.
Then, from the Granada municipality of Valderrubio and with the presence of the mayor of the town as a show of support, ‘Four a day’ has spoken with two relatives of Rafael Amargo, his cousin Alicia and his godson Pablo. “We are living it very badly because we know what Rafa is like. The people who know him know that he is a charm,” said his cousin. Your godson, for his part, He stressed that Rafael Amargo “does not have a car.” However, both have recognized that the dancer and choreographer was going through a difficult financial situation and that was why he had decided to act again.
Joaqun Prat then asked them about the statement of Rafael Amargo’s lawyer, who had said that they had found a small quantity of drugs for personal use. “I believe that almost all artists, or all artists, also consume a little to help them and give them strength at work, “said his cousin Alicia to the astonishment of Joaqun Prat, that after underlining that he does not know who consumes and who does not consume, he wanted to make it clear that “consuming harms health a lot, and not to work you have to take drugs.”