Guardia civil has dismantled an important criminal organization dedicated to trafficking large quantity of hashish from Morocco to Spain, within the framework of the operation "Desvanes-Dunas 20". The criminals have also offered their services to other gangs to trafficking drugs by “narcolanchas”.
64 people have been arrested and another 10 people have been investigated for the alleged crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, drug trafficking, falsification of documents, usurpation of civil status, smuggling and illegal possession of weapons.
In the 38 searches carried out (16 in the province of Málaga, 15 in La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz), 1 in Almería, 1 in Albacete, 2 in Alicante and 3 in Murcia) 2,313 kilos of hashish, 118,000 euros in cash, 22 high-speed boats valued at 6,000,000 euros have been intervened. Furthermore, a mold was located for the manufacture of this type of vessels, 1 pistol with a silencer, 1 shotgun, 19 vehicles (heavy and light), more than 37,000 litres of petrol for the refueling of vessels at sea, frequency inhibitors and communication devices were intervened too.
The services they provided to other drug trafficking networks ranged from the manufacture and storage of the EAVs (High Speed Boats) commonly known as “narcolanchas”, to the supply of fuel necessary for the cache of hashish on the coasts as well as the falsification of the documentation necessary to give the legal appearance of the vessels, management of ports for launching, etc.
This group built the "narcolanchas" in industrial warehouses located in the Malaga towns of Monda, Coín and Antequera as well as in the town of Albacete. In this last town the investigators have found a mold for its manufacture.
The leaders of the organization had their bases of operations in the towns of Malaga, La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz) and Calpe (Alicante).