Guardia Civil has detained almost fifty people in an operation against drug trafficking in Malaga. Three criminal organizations dedicated to drug trafficking have been dismantled.
One of the detainees provided a parcel service using his uniform and a tagged vehicle to distribute the hidden drug in conventional packages, not raising suspicions and thus avoiding the perimeter closures established due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
47 people have been detained, including several minors, and another 3 have been investigated for the alleged crimes of drug trafficking, membership of a criminal organization, illegal detention, injuries, threats, sexual abuse, money laundering. capital, smuggling and fraud of electricity.
25 searches have been carried out, in Vélez-Málaga, El Morche, Algarrobo, Torrox, Nerja, Árchez and Cómpeta. Two indoor marijuana plantations have been dismantled, and 188 kg of hashish, 131 kg of marijuana, 5,846 gr of hashish pollen, 600 gr of hashish oil, 726 being seized. marijuana plants, 108 gr. of cocaine, 21 grams of MDMA, 1,400 grams of cutting substance, 91 kg of chopped tobacco, 6 shotguns, various simulated firearms and prohibited knives, 37,000 euros in cash and various vehicles have been seized.
Five farms with an area of 10.5 hectares and 6 financial products have been blocked by court order.
The investigation began in September 2020 when Guardia Civil found out that a house located in Torrox was used for the sale of drugs, mainly cocaine.
The tenants of the house bought the drugs directly from the leader of one of the dismantled groups, the manager of a Brothel (“Club de alterne”) in Vélez-Málaga.
He used, one of the people now detained, who worked in a well-known parcel company, making use of his uniform and his company vehicle to buy, transport and later re-sell in small quantities the cocaine that they hid in packages made for this purpose.
In this way, drug transport was mixed between the daily parcel deliveries, not raising suspicion and even avoiding the perimeter closures established between towns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The investigation led to the identification of a second criminal group that mainly sold hashish and marijuana in the area.
Several members of this second criminal group are charged with the crimes of illegal detention, injuries and threats for various settling of scores directed against members of other criminal organizations.
The third dismantled criminal organization was dedicated to the purchase and sale of large quantities of hashish that they transported directly from Morocco and that they later manipulated and packaged with a novel system.
The drug was chopped with a powerful crushing machine that mixed it with tobacco cuttings. This mixture resulted in a compact tablet that was sent to Portugal, France and Italy.