Dismantled an organization of drug traffickers who used a sports boat to transport hashish from Morocco to Spain

The agents have arrested four people – all of British nationality – for their alleged participation in the crimes of drug trafficking and belonging to a criminal organization and have been intervened with more than 100,000 euros in cash that they carried at the time of the intervention

In the course of the operation, the agents seized 1,500 kilos of hashish that they found hidden in a double bottom that they had practiced in the hull of the boat

Civil Guard agents, in a joint operation with the National Police and the Tax Agency, have broken up a drug trafficking organization made up of people of British nationality and based in Marbella. Four people involved in the organization have been arrested and intervened 1,500 kilos of hashish. The leaders of the network had a “heated” recreational sports boat that they had docked in the marina of Marbella (Málaga) and that they used to transport the illegal merchandise from the coasts of North Africa to those of our country.

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The first investigations took place when the agents became aware of the existence of a criminal organization based in Marbella and dedicated to drug trafficking. The leaders of the organization – of British nationality – had a pleasure boat they would use to transport narcotics from Morocco to the Marbella town.

The investigations carried out allowed the agents to identify the leaders of the network – perfectly organized and with clear distribution of tasks – all of British origin and who resided permanently in the area of ​​Guadalmina in Marbella. There they detected several high-end vehicles and homes available to those investigated and also found that, in order to hinder police work, they used rental cars for their trips. The agents noted the high standard of living that the leaders led during their stay in Marbella, where they frequented restaurants and entertainment venues and had significant amounts of cash.
As a result of the investigations, the researchers detected how several members of the organization moved the boat – a motor yacht – docked at the marina. Subsequently, adopting strong security measures, they left the place towards Guadalmina.

Located 51 bundles of hashish

Immediately a monitoring device which resulted in its location when returning to the port, this time, with the most sunken draft that was normal, which is why it was recognized. After a thorough inspection, the agents located a double bottom and inside 51 bales of hashish with a total weight of 1,500 kilos of hashish.
In the police operation, three crew members of the boat were caught arriving on the ground and then coming into contact with other members of the network, including the network leader, who were waiting for them in a vehicle.
At the time of the arrest, the agents intervened cash, amounting to more than 100,000 euros the capital seized with the records made.


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