The Civil Guard detains 26 members of a network dedicated to the trafficking of hashish along the coast of Malaga

3,362 kilos of hashish, 3 boats, 1,600 liters of fuel, 16 vehicles (two high-end that had been stolen), hunting, short and war weapons, as well as abundant ammunition have been seized

The members of the organization took many security measures, were heavily armed and did not hesitate to attack police vehicles when they were being pursued.








The Civil Guard, within the framework of the EL PALO operation, has dismantled a criminal organization that introduced large amounts of hashish on the eastern coast of Malaga. 26 people have been arrested for the alleged crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, against public health, usurpation of civil status, reception of firearms, illegal possession of weapons and deposit of weapons of war.

3,362 kilos of hashish, 3 boats, 1,600 liters of fuel, 16 vehicles (two high-end that had been stolen), hunting, short and war weapons, as well as abundant ammunition have been seized.
The operation begins when, through the SIVE of the Malaga Command, a suspicious vessel is detected on the beach next to the Malaga neighborhood of El Palo, for which a device is organized by land and by sea with a patrol boat of the Maritime Service . They managed to intercept 715 kilos of hashish, the boat and a van where the bales were to be transported.
Investigators found out that the network, in addition to introducing hashish into the peninsula, was dedicated to providing other organizations with supplies and fuel, relief of crews and custody and delivery of stolen high-end vehicles. Also counting on several nurseries with heavily armed personnel.
Likewise, it was learned that the organization was settling on the stretch of coast that goes from Malaga to Torre del Mar, managing to carry out a cache in broad daylight. They also had members, contacts and infrastructure in Campo de Gibraltar, Marbella and Almería.
During the months that the operation passed, the members of the organization did not hesitate to ram the police vehicles when they were to stop them. On one of those occasions when they were transporting 20 bales of hashish in a van, escorted by three cars from the now dismantled group, they rammed the police vehicles, putting their lives and those of the officers at risk. Shortly afterwards in a plot in Adra (Almería) when 60 bales of hashish were intervened and the 8 people who were guarding the drug were arrested and who were provided with long hunting weapons, short weapons and weapons of war.
Once all the components of the organization and its functioning were known, and with prior judicial authorization, 17 searches were carried out in La Línea, El Ejido, Roquetas de Mar, Rincón de la Victoria and Málaga. Agents from the Malaga, Almería and Algeciras Commanderies, OCON-SUR, CRAIN, GAR, GRS and the Maritime Service participated in the device.

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