The Civil Guard dismantled in Jaén three organizations dedicated to the purchase and supply of desmogues deer and fallow deer

In the operation, seven people have been arrested and another 16 have been investigated as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of falsification of documents, money laundering, identity theft and belonging to a criminal organization.

Those arrested and investigated belonged to three groups, who acted independently

The main destination of deer and fallow antlers was Hong Kong, USA and Canada

The Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) of the Civil Guard, in the framework of the operation "CERVOGUES" has proceeded to the arrest of seven people and the investigation of another 16 people belonging to three organized groups that acted independently , dedicated to the purchase and supply of desmogues deer and deer in a fraudulent manner.

The destination of the antlers was the Asian market, specifically Hong Kong, where they were transformed into "medicinal" and "therapeutic" products and markets in the US and Canada, where they were transformed into dog products.

The operation began in April 2018, due to the services provided for the surveillance and control of the purchase, sale, transport, storage and destination of hunting operations, specifically desmogues deer and fallow deer.

For this reason, the Civil Guard proceeded to the inspection of the main buyers of this type of hunting, being able to verify that the main points of purchase and supply of desmogues deer and fallow to large exporters were in the towns of La Carolina, Navas de San Juan, Baños de la Encina and Andújar (Jaén).

As a result of these inspections, the agents were able to observe various irregularities when carrying out a detailed study of the invoices, verifying the existence of persons who were listed as suppliers, who resided in different provinces of the national territory.

The agents located three criminal organizations, perfectly structured, but differentiated and independent of each other. In spite of having their headquarters in the province of Jaén, specifically in La Carolina, Baños de la Encina and Navas de San Juan (Jaén), they acted independently and throughout the country, but collaborating with each other in a timely manner.

Group located in the town of La Carolina (Jaén)

The leader of the group provided a physical place for the operations, registering in the Social Security frontmen who were forced to open bank accounts to launder money. Also, the leader ordered from the shade the execution of the different operations, creating fictitious operations to simulate the origin of the merchandise and the money and thus give an appearance of legality to the operations.

In addition, the frontmen were engaged in attracting other people to sign invoices, all in exchange for economic compensation, making bank transfers and falsifying the data before the Tax Agency. At times, they usurped the marital status of people who did not have any kind of relationship with the group, creating with them, tax obligations of which they had no knowledge.

In this group, the detainees are three neighbors of the Carolina, 23, 28 and 34 years old. Likewise, two residents of Linares, both of 26 years of age, one of Guarromán, 20 years old and seven of La Carolina, of 34, 36, 40, 43 and three of 28 years of age, have been investigated.

Group located in the town of Baños de la Encina (Jaén)

In this organization, the ringleader registered a front man in the Social Security, which he also announced on a page of Internet ads. The head of this group offered to make purchases and to carry out transactions and billings in the name of the front man, remaining in this way undercover and to be able to falsify the data before the Tax Agency. Also, the front man was in charge of capturing other people who, in exchange for an economic commission, lent themselves to the falsification of

Two residents of Baños de la Encina, aged 23 and 41, have been arrested in this group, and three neighbors from the same town of 48, 35 and 27 years of age have been investigated.

Group located in the town of Navas de San Juan (Jaén)

This group was directed by two brothers who acted with two different companies to make it more difficult to locate them. Two residents of Navas de San Juan, aged 32 and 35, have been arrested and three residents of Andújar, aged 25, 34 and 45, have been investigated.

Operation result

The Civil Guard has found that there are 87 people injured in the provinces of Albacete, Asturias, Cantabria, Cadiz, Almeria, Avila, Badajoz, Burgos, Cáceres, Castellón, Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Huelva, Huesca, Lleida, Logroño, Madrid, Menorca , Oviedo, Seville, Soria and Toledo. Your data was used without your consent. In addition, the injured parties could not obtain benefits, since they had billing or economic transactions of which they had no knowledge.

It is estimated that in the last five years, the sale through wholesalers amounted to 425,088 Kg. Of deer antlers, for an amount of 11,912,382 €. It has also been noted that in the last five years, the billing made simulating the purchase of 333.724 Kg of antlers deer / fallow has been for an amount of 8,932,872 euros.

For more information you can contact the Peripheral Communication Office of the Civil Guard of Jaén at 953250340 ext 1123.

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