EIGHT Colombian nationals, aged 28 – 68, were arrested in Benalmadena, where they were running a cocaine trafficking operation.
The investigation began in June last year when the gang’s operations throughout Spain were discovered.
They bought the drugs in Madrid, cut them in Guadalajara, and then got them transported to Benalmadena, from where they were later sold to other locations.
The leader of the gang was a middle-aged woman who, police say, ruled over the rest, including her partner, father, brothers and daughters.
She used a small shop selling Colombian food products as a cover for her drugs dealings.
Police seized nine kilos of cocaine and five vehicles, as well as utensils used for cutting and preparing the drugs for sale.