Dismantled the organization of El Carpintero, one of the most important drug traffickers in the province of Cádiz and Huelva

The leader of the network, known as El Carpintero, was arrested in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where he remained hidden

42 members of the network have been arrested and more than 6 tons of hashish, 10 vehicles, 52,000 euros in cash and 7 boats have been seized, one of them a fiber boat that was placing false floats to hide the hashish inside and thus go unnoticed by the air means

The Civil Guard has arrested one of the most important drug traffickers who worked on the coasts of Cádiz and Huelva, known as El Carpintero, and has dismantled his organization, arresting 42 members.

Likewise, 6,158 kilos of hashish, 10 vehicles, 7 boats, 52,000 euros in cash, as well as a detonator revolver have been seized.
The operation began last August when the Civil Guard seized 1,740 kilos of hashish from a boat off the coast of Chipiona.
The dismantled organization was led by the drug trafficker known as El Carpintero, who operated in the area near the Guadalquivir River from Chipiona to the coast of Huelva. Next to him at the top of the network was his lieutenant, known as El coquina de oro. At another level there was the intermediary with the Moroccan organizations, the shore chief, the chief of the sea, the security officer, ship mechanic, fuel supplier, they even had a port watchman in Cádiz who passed information to the organization.
After a laborious investigation, in which the agents learned about the entire fabric of the organization, 28 records were requested from the court in the towns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Chipiona, Jerez and Puerto de Santa María. In them, they found cash, documentation, narcotics, electronic and computer material, as well as abundant documentation.
In a small registered shipyard, one of those now detained was preparing a fiberglass boat, placing false floats on it, to hide the hashish inside it and, since the drug was not seen from the air, it went unnoticed by the air media.
Later, the leader was located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where he remained hidden. According to the investigators, the leader would have been out of the town, to which he would have returned a few days ago. During the time he was in hiding, he would have taken strong security measures such as not leaving the house, traveling in the trunk of cars, as well as using glasses and caps to avoid being identified.
Once the agents knew his whereabouts, a device was organized for his arrest, in which around 50 civil guards participated.


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