Dismantled a criminal network specialized in drug trafficking and money laundering

Four perfectly structured and independently functioning criminal organizations

27 detainees, firearms, police uniforms, almost 240 kilograms of high-purity cocaine, 43 properties seized, 121 vehicles blocked and 58 intervened and almost 700,000 euros intervened

The defendants had sophisticated double funds practiced in the vehicles to transport money and drugs

Civil Guard agents belonging to the Economic Crimes Group of the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of the Madrid Command, within the framework of the “Águila-Frazen” operation, jointly with the Central Operative Unit of the Civil Guard, and in collaboration Together with the Basque Autonomous Police, and several Local Police, they have managed to undo a complex criminal network where four independent criminal organizations acted, but which converged in the main organization to stock up on cocaine. Specifically, there has been the collaboration of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency – Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.), which provided information on some of those investigated.

23 house searches have been carried out in Madrid, Bilbao and Valladolid, where a total of 239 kilograms of high purity cocaine, 754 grams of hashish resin have been intervened, in addition a cocaine adulteration laboratory located in the town of Getafe (Madrid), which housed a large number of precursors for the adulteration of the intervened drug. Likewise, 697,000 euros in cash have been intervened. Five firearms, prohibited weapons, bladed weapons have also been intervened, and police uniforms and luminous elements were found to act as "ful policemen."

Four organizations interconnected by the supply of cocaine

The origin of the investigation dates back to the spring of 2018, when the agents experts in economic crimes of the Madrid Command were studying a documentation that could be related to a crime of money laundering through the purchase and sale of cars from high-end. The investigations carried out by this network led the agents in charge of the investigation to discover the interrelationship between several criminal groups whose link was a group in charge of supplying cocaine that came directly from South America.

The agents have managed to identify and arrest all the members of the different networks, most of them have police records, even one of the dismantled groups has a close connection with the extreme right, with some of its leaders having a history of homicide.

The network distributed cocaine in quantities of notorious importance in Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca, León, Valladolid, Asturias, Bilbao, Cantabria, Zaragoza and Burgos.

Money laundering

The detainees were experts in money laundering, so the agents have asked the head of the Central Court of Instruction number 5 of the National Court to block 203 bank accounts with more than 750,000 euros, 43 properties in Spain and 121 vehicles have been blocked, the mostly high-end.

Double funds to transport money and drugs

The cocaine distribution organization was based in Madrid, until here members of other organizations traveled to carry out drug transactions. During the state of alarm, they used covers designed under the guise of working, which allowed them to move around and get around the police checkpoints. In order to carry out these transactions, they took high security measures, they had encrypted telephones or frequency inhibitors, and they always had people who carried out tasks to provide security.

To avoid being interfered with by drugs or money, they had practiced sophisticated double funds in their vehicles that allowed them to transport cocaine or money safely.

For more information, you can contact the Communication Office of the Madrid Civil Guard Command at telephone 91 807.39.02.


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