The Civil Guard dismantles an organization dedicated to the international trafficking of marijuana and cocaine

62 people have been arrested and another 7 have been investigated for the alleged crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, fraud of electricity, drug and arms trafficking

The agents have carried out 50 house searches in the provinces of Ciudad Real, Toledo and Cáceres

3,385 marijuana plants have been seized, 44,565 euros in cash, 205 kilos of marijuana buds, 241 grams of cocaine, 269 doses of drugs illegally introduced into Spain, weapons, a large amount of ammunition, 3 trailer trucks and 4 vehicles of high end

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the "Arbitror" operation, has dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to the international trafficking of marijuana and cocaine.

62 people have been arrested and another 7 have been investigated as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, fraud of electricity, drug and weapons trafficking.

The operation began after the agents were aware, thanks to citizen collaboration, of an increase in the sale of drugs and weapons among young people in the town of Puertollano (Ciudad Real) and more specifically in the well-known neighborhood of "El Pino" .

After carrying out the first steps, the researchers located a group settled in the provinces of Ciudad Real, Córdoba, Toledo and Cáceres, who would be dedicating themselves to the cultivation of marijuana, both outdoors (free flowering) and indoors, called "indoor" cultivation. sale of cocaine, in addition to possible arms trafficking by some members of the organization.

Likewise, it was found that this network could have ramifications abroad, mainly in Romania, which would be dedicated to drug trafficking, arms trafficking and fraud of electricity.

These events gave rise to the first phase of the exploitation, which culminated in the carrying out of 30 domiciliary searches between the towns of Puertollano and Tomelloso, the dismantling of 11 "indoor" laboratories, the seizure of weapons, money, drugs (marijuana and cocaine ).

Subsequently, other members of the organization were located who were in charge of tasks such as the purchase of electrical equipment for the maintenance of marijuana cultivation, purchase of seeds and liquids, medications for the adulteration of the drug, etc.

For this reason, the second phase of the operation was carried out, in which 20 records were made in Puertollano, Villarta de San Juán, Sonseca (Toledo) and Tiétar (Cáceres), highlighting the location and dismantling of 5 "indoor" type laboratories. "for growing marijuana.

During the investigation, 3,385 marijuana plants, 44,565 euros in cash, 205 kilos of marijuana buds, 241 grams of cocaine, 269 doses of drugs illegally introduced into Spain, weapons, a large amount of ammunition, 3 trailer trucks and 4 high-end vehicles.

They transported drugs in trucks to countries of the European Union

The heads of the organization traveled to different locations to collect the harvested marijuana to transport them to other European Union countries such as Romania, Italy or Germany. The transport was carried out in double bottoms of trailer trucks that made international routes.

It should be noted that, thanks to collaboration with the Romanian police, several members of the organization have been arrested.

The proceedings have been sent to Court No. 3 of Puertollano (Ciudad Real).

For any information related to this press release, you can contact the OPC of the Ciudad Real Command, at 926 22 11 80 ext. 238, or 618 79 02 83.

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