The Civil Guard dismantles an international organization dedicated to hashish traffic that operated on the Guadalquivir River

The so-called "Ginés" clan has been completely dismantled, an organization that is estimated to be introducing about 50,000 kilos of hashish per year in Europe

This clan had partnered with an organization of drug traffickers from the Campo de Gibraltar, who were in charge of piloting the fast boats

There are 26 people arrested and 3 boats, 9 vehicles and 10 firearms have been seized, among other effects

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the "Vegan Operation", has dismantled an international criminal organization dedicated to introducing hashish through the Guadalquivir River. The organization, known as the "Ginés clan," had partnered with another from the Campo de Gibraltar to provide the crews of the semi-rigid vessels with which they introduced hashish from North Africa.

The investigations began in August of last year after knowing that, in the towns of Puebla del Río and Isla Mayor, a group of people would be dedicating themselves to introducing large quantities of hashish in semi-rigid, high-powered vessels, through the Guadalquivir river. These boats would be transported in trucks from their place of guard, in industrial warehouses, to the place of launch.
Last November the researchers detected an industrial warehouse, located in Puebla del Río, in which a truck, supported by a tractor, introduced a semi-rigid vessel. The tractor would have a small boom to facilitate unloading. The Operation was carried out with abundant security measures.
The investigations continue and the Civil Guard manages to locate a semi-rigid vessel that leaves the ship of Puebla del Río and is transferred to another ship in Mairena del Alcor. Later it is intervened at sea by the Maritime Service of the Civil Guard.
In February the agents seize a stash on the Guadalquivir River, at the height of the Sevillian town of Isla Mayor, of 2,200 kilos of hashish. The boat is intervened in the Isla Mayor Polygon and the crew manage to flee in a vehicle from which they throw a long weapon through the window.
The investigations determine that the organization would be led by two brothers members of the Clan of the Ginés. Below them would be his lieutenant, a man of full confidence of both.
The organization had several secondary steps dedicated to the acquisition of vehicles; the logistics to get fuel and to provide the boats and take care of their care and maintenance; Safety in transportation and daycare places. It also had the crew of the vessels from the Campo de Gibraltar and two crews that took advantage of the refueling to be able to relieve themselves and thus be able to withstand the inclement weather.
During the exploitation phase, 15 registrations have been made in the homes of the Sevillian towns of Coria del Río, Isla Mayor, Dos Hermanas and Carmona; in the Cadiz towns of La Línea, Algeciras and Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cádiz and in the Malaga town of Manilva in Málaga. Four records were also made on ships located in Isla Mayor and Puebla del Río.
26 people have been arrested, from the leaders to the last step of the organization and 2,200 kilos of hashish, 3 boats, 9 vehicles, 273,000 euros in paper money, 29 bottles of gasoline, 2 short arms, 8 long weapons have been seized , several satellite phones and a drone, among other effects.
With this operation, the Civil Guard dismantled the clan of the "Gines", a criminal organization that is estimated to transport, from North Africa to Europe, about 50,000 kilos of hashish per year along the Guadalquivir River.


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