The Civil Guard dismantles an organization dedicated to the introduction of hashish from Morocco to the coast of Malaga

The operation, carried out in the provinces of Malaga and Cádiz, has involved more than one ton of hashish and 18 people have been arrested

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the so-called "Latesco" operation, has broken up a criminal organization dedicated to introducing large numbers of hashish from Morocco to the Malaga coast, mainly through the eastern part of the province. In the operation 18 people have been arrested and more than one ton of hashish has been intervened.

The investigation began at the beginning of the year when the Civil Guard became aware of the existence of a criminal organization based in Malaga and directed by an individual from the town of Marbella, which could be introducing hashish in our country.

Continuing with the investigations, the agents were able to determine that the leader of this network had numerous young people who materialized the caches on the beaches to later transfer the drug to the “nurseries” located in different locations in the province of Malaga. Subsequently, it was delivered to its buyer who transported it by land to European countries.

Fleeing from the police pressure exerted in the Campo de Gibraltar, it was determined that this organization decided to make the caches on the coast of Malaga and Granada, attracting young people from the area for the work of landing the drug, although people who they carried out the tasks of management at the time of the stash, they moved expressly from municipalities of the Campo de Gibraltar.

In May the agents located a suspicious vessel in the vicinity of the coast of the town of Nerja (Málaga) ,. For this reason, the Service Operations Center (C.O.S.) coordinated the Provincial Maritime Service ship and the various Civil Guard land units in order to intercept said stash.

In this intervention, the agents managed to stop the 9 people who were putting hashish on the beach of Cañuelo of the aforementioned town of Malaga, apprehending two vans, one of them loaded with 38 bundles of hashish and another with 1,000 liters of gasoline arranged in numerous carafes that they would use to refuel the narcolancha.

As a result of this intervention, the connection between this drug stash and the organization investigated by which the second phase of exploitation of this operation was carried out was determined.

In this phase, 3 house searches were carried out, and 9 other people were arrested, among which was the head of this criminal group, in addition to those responsible for the logistics of the organization.

In the operation 1,254 kilograms of hashish, cash and 4 vehicles have been apprehended, among other effects.

The detainees have been brought to justice as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization and against public health for drug trafficking.

The operation has been carried out by civil guards belonging to the Organized Crime and Anti-Drug Team (EDOA) of the Judicial Police Organic Unit of the Civil Guard of Malaga and the Judicial Police Team of the Civil Guard Company of Vélez-Málaga that they have had the support of the Units of the Commander of the Civil Guard of Granada, the Provincial Maritime Service and the Rapid Action Group (GAR).

For more information, please contact the Peripheral Communication Office (OPC) of the Civil Guard Command of Malaga, at 952071539.

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