Dismantled one of the most active criminal organizations in Malaga dedicated to cocaine trafficking

In the last phase of the operation, 14 people have been detained, eleven of them entering prison

They are linked to an apprehension carried out in April of last year of about 1,500 kilograms of cocaine

Throughout the investigation, different firewomen have been intervened, some of them from war and perfectly equipped with different devices, as well as abundant ammunition.

Civil Guard agents, in a joint operation with the National Police and with the support of EUROPOL, have arrested 14 people in the provinces of Malaga and Seville and in the autonomous city of Ceuta, as alleged members of one of the criminal organizations most active dedicated to cocaine trafficking in the province of Malaga.

The investigation began in April of last year, when the investigators intercepted a van loaded with 80 kilograms of cocaine that, then, took them to a nursery-floor where another 1,380 kilograms of the same substance were intercepted, proceeding to the arrest of five people.

M16a1 assault rifles

Weeks later, the agents managed to intervene an important arsenal of weapons inside a vehicle of the same organization, among which two assault rifles model M16A1 stand out, perfectly equipped with state-of-the-art marksmanship aid elements, this being type of weapons exclusively for military use and considered as weapons of war.
Although during the course of this investigation the agents have succeeded in the intervention of other drug and weapons parties, as well as the dismantling of other smaller criminal groups that supported the criminal organization, it was in the middle of this month of June when Finally, he proceeded to deliver the final blow to the different branches of this criminal organization installed in the province of Malaga.

Restoration and horse riding as main laundering activities

More than 350 troops from different specialties from both bodies have participated in this operation, carrying out a total of 18 searches, most of them in the Malaga town of Marbella, proceeding in them to the arrest of 14 people and the intervention of 12 vehicles, counting several of them with sophisticated systems of concealment of weapons, money and drugs. After being brought to justice, eleven of them have entered prison.
During the investigation, the agents have verified that the organization, over the years, has forged an important business network with different and varied lines of business, all with the sole purpose of laundering the profits obtained with drug trafficking, based on for this in the restoration and equestrian sector as main business activities.
This investigation has been directed by the Court and Instruction number 4 of Marbella.


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