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Costa del Sol

Guardia Civil has dismantled a criminal organization that has been trafficking hashish along Costa del Sol.

Eight searches have been carried out in Marbella, Estepona, San Roque and La Línea de la Concepción. 20 people have been detained and another 13 have been investigated.

900 kilograms of hashish, three off-road vehicles, four boats, as well as 2,275 litres of fuel for “narcolanchas” have been seized.

The organization was led by a Spanish citizen with a long history of drug trafficking, his lieutenant being a Cuban citizen. The branch led by his lieutenant also occupied luxury homes.

The operation began in March when Guardia Civil identified several Cuban nationals who provided fuel to drug traffickers, known as “petaqueros”.

After refuelling the powerful semi-rigid boats that cross the Strait of Gibraltar the organization obtained resources to carry out operations and trafficking hashish on the coast through recreational boats, which were loaded in the high sea with bales of hashish from the “narcolanchas” bringing it from Morocco. Then it was transported to the marinas in the province of Malaga or to a beach where they unloaded the bales of hashish.

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