Dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to drug theft "overturning" other drug trafficking organizations

In the operation, 11 people were arrested and a total of five searches were carried out in the towns of Algeciras (Cádiz), Málaga, Fuengirola and Mijas (Málaga)

Twelve firearms have been intervened -2 ​​assault rifles, 1 submachine gun, 7 pistols and 2 shotguns-, ammunition and chargers, bulletproof vests, geolocation devices, endoscopic cameras

In a joint operation of the Civil Guard and the National Police, he has arrested 11 people belonging to a criminal organization based in Campo de Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol, dedicated to violent drug theft from other drug trafficking organizations " overturn ”. Likewise, a total of five registrations have been practiced in the towns of Algeciras (Cádiz), Málaga, Fuengirola and Mijas (Málaga).

During the investigation, a total of twelve firearms – 2 assault rifles, 1 submachine gun, 7 pistols and 2 shotguns -, ammunition and chargers, bulletproof vests, geolocation devices, endoscopic cameras have been intervened and attributed to the investigated.
To carry out the "overturns", the organization had for this purpose firearms classified as weapons of war, being considered the most important and dangerous detected in national territory in recent years.
The investigation began in February last year when the agents detected the existence of organizations dedicated to drug trafficking, especially through the commission of "drug spills" using firearms, including weapons of war.
Such drug thefts were carried out in a particularly violent manner, using firearms for their commission. It should be noted that sometimes they made effective use of them, even with weapons of war, of great damaging and destructive potential, leaving behind vehicles from other organizations "riddled" and the impacts of numerous "stray bullets" reaching homes or establishments located on the periphery of the place of the assault.
During the investigation, it was found that members of the organization carried out violent and armed robberies at different points in the provinces of Cádiz, Alicante and Tarragona. In the latter province it was on the highway; By resorting to powerful high-end vehicles, stolen or put into the ownership of third parties, and provided with false registration plates.
In order not to be detected by the agents, the organization carried out constant changes of the high-end vehicles together with the important security measures. This made the investigation especially difficult, in addition to the organization's own dangerousness, which, in addition to having the aforementioned firearms, did not hesitate to carry out leaks at high speed, compromising the safety of other road users, or ramming to police vehicles in the event that officers tried to intercept them.
Among the arrests carried out, the one made to the considered head of the organization stands out, who had been on the run for a year from the action of justice when he had pending a prison order. This person was recognized and identified by investigators in a report broadcast on television in late 2018 about drug trafficking in the Strait as the person who, hiding part of his face behind a mask, used the nickname "Maxi" and recognized during his interview Being the head of a drug trafficking organization that carried weapons, stole and murdered.
On the other hand, a 22-year-old woman has also been arrested, who was identified as one of the material perpetrators of some of the armed robberies that this organization has perpetrated, and who was detained in Algeciras in recent dates and admitted to prison after five years in search and capture after escaping from the juvenile center where he was serving a sentence for manslaughter. During the search of his home, he was seized with a pistol and an assault submachine gun.
The investigation, promoted by the Algeciras Prosecutor's Office and directed by the Investigating Court No. 4 of La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz), has been carried out by the Information units of the Civil Guard and the National Police of Algeciras and Málaga , as well as the Organic Judicial Police Unit of Malaga.


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