Dismantled an organization dedicated to drug trafficking to Madrid and France

In one of the operations against this group, the civil guard Fermín Cabeza died on May 30 in Algeciras

There are 16 people arrested and 2,400 kilos of hashish, nine kilos of marijuana and 17 vehicles have been intervened, among other effects

They used the “go fast” method, consisting of the transport of drugs in high-end vehicles that cross the Peninsula at high speed

Joint investigation of the Civil Guard and the French Police

The Civil Guard has dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to the distribution of large quantities of drugs from the province of Malaga to Madrid and the towns of Marseille and Perpignan (France).

The operation "Mayis", in collaboration with the Police Nationale of France, has ended with the arrest of 16 people, the investigation of one more and the activation of a European arrest warrant for a flight.

The detainees, of French and Spanish nationalities, are accused of the crimes of drug trafficking, belonging to criminal organization and money laundering.

The traffickers had two operational bases in Spain -Marbella and Benalmádena (Málaga) -, and two others in France -Perpiñán and Marseille-. The records involved 2,401 kilos of hashish, nine kilos of marijuana, two firearms, 17 vehicles, 17,490 euros in cash, and various material for the distribution of the drug.

Modus operandi

The organization deposited the drug in homes, garages and storage rooms for rent in several locations in Malaga. From these “nurseries” they began the transport at night to the places of destination, using the “go fast” method, using high displacement vehicles with folded French license plates.

Thanks to cooperation with the Central Office for the Suppression of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs (OCRTIS) in Marseille, the Civil Guard learned that this group was already being investigated in France. There, they had 150 kilos of hashish intervened inside one of their vehicles.

From this apprehension, both investigations were coordinated and focused on the members settled in Malaga. The agents corroborated that they were dedicated to supplying narcotic substances, mainly hashish and marijuana, to other groups in the province of Malaga and to the transport of the drug to the neighboring country and its subsequent distribution in different French locations.

Extremely violent group

This group of drug traffickers was very dangerous and did not hesitate to act with great violence, arriving twice to attack police vehicles when they were intercepted by agents.

On May 30, a vehicle of the organization undertook a violent escape in which the death of the civil guard Fermín Cabeza in Algeciras (Cádiz) occurred. The car carried 210 kilos of hashish. Three members of the organization were arrested for these events.

The Judicial Police of France located in April several vehicles of this organization in the town of Sigean. When they were persecuted, they rammed the police van with a powerful SUV and wounded two agents. In the vehicle they carried 720 kilos of hashish.

The investigation is directed by the Court of Instruction number 5 of Torremolinos (Málaga) and by the Court of Grand Instance of Marseille (France). It has been developed by the Organized Crime and Anti-Drug Team (EDOA) of the Judicial Police Organic Unit of the Civil Guard of Malaga, the OCON SOUTH (Civil Guard Drug Trafficking Coordination Agency) together with the OCRTIS Judicial Police of Marseille and Judicial Police of Dreux (France).

For more information, please contact the Peripheral Communication Office of the Civil Guard of Malaga, at 952 07 15 39


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