The Guardia Civil has arrested 57 people as alleged members of a criminal organization dedicated to drug trafficking between North Africa and Europe, in the so-called Operation Albarracín, as reported by the armed institute. The organization, deployed from Estepona (Malaga) to Tarifa (Cádiz), was in expansion, and may be currently sending to Europe some 60,000 kilos of hashish a year.
They have seized about 10 tons of hashish, in addition to the 12 vehicles that had been stolen, and have been involved real estate worth almost three million euros, in addition of movable property valued at 300,000 euros. Have also been dismantled ten "day-care" for the concealment of drugs and stolen vehicles, located in areas of difficult access and to prevent and hinder the police action.
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The Guardia Civil considers that this operation "has been broken up one of the most important criminal organizations dedicated to drug trafficking between north Africa and Europe through the andalusian coast". In the caches operated on the beaches of San Roque, Tarifa and Manilva the Civil Guard has seized a total of 9.640 kg of hashish, while in the ten "day care centers" located in Estepona, Manilva, Casares (Málaga) and in Tarifa, San Martín del Tesorillo and San Enrique de Guadiaro (Cadiz) has recovered twelve stolen vehicles in Spain and Morocco.
In the eight records made in many other households it has located documentation that is being analyzed by specialists in money laundering, while it has requested to the judicial authority which prohibits to dispose of their property to those involved while it determines the source of your heritage. It has ordered the imprisonment of more than half of the detainees, most of whom were as they were making the caches on the beach and guarding the drug or the vehicle stolen. One of the ringleaders of the organization is a public employee who does not held any kind of boasting or ostentation. The operation, coordinated by the Headquarters of the Civil Guard in Andalusia, is still open and is run by the Mixed Court 1 of San Roque.
The investigation began last August when the armed Institute detected a very active dedicated to the introduction of large quantities of hashish in the area of the Campo de Gibraltar, and Manilva (Malaga). The organization disjointed had experienced pilots on rigid inflatable boats to transport the cannabis from Morocco to the andalusian coast, and that they had a large group of people or "points" to give notice in case of presence of the Civil Guard. Also had the "collas" or groups of people in charge of download the hash already on the coast and re-load the drug in off-road vehicles that had previously been stolen and they removed the rear seats to increase your cargo capacity.
The branches of the organization settled in San Roque (Cádiz) and Manilva (Málaga) used to works on construction in order to hide these vehicles, while seated in Tarifa (Cádiz) were using the farms on which they had deposited transport containers. Also had a system of "day-care", with staff in charge of custody to prevent the action of the police or other gangs engaged in the drug theft, and from these points the hashish was transported to its final destination, "which could be any point of Europe". A sample of the surveillance device available to the organization is that have been seized thirty mobile phones, some of them with stickers indicative of the point of surveillance to the corresponding