Criminal gang dismantled in the Costa Tropical


THIRTY-FOUR people have been arrested by National Police of Motril as suspected members of a major drug dealing criminal gang. 

The group, believed to be led by a family from the south of Granada, counted on a large number of collaborators in the Costa Tropical towns of Salobreña, Almuñecar, Motril, Molvizar and Lobres. With their help, the gang was able to purchase the substances and carry out deliveries to other members of the gang, who were in charge of taking the drugs to other countries, especially the UK. 

The first arrests, conducted by the Drug Department of the Motril Police Station, were carried out at the end of June, when police seized great quantities of drugs, money and other items. Then in July, more arrests were carried out and the last detentions have been performed in August, with a total of 34 currently under custody.

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Several searches ended up in the confiscation of 400 grams of cocaine, 5 kilos of marihuana, more than 300 cannabis plants, hashish, MDMA and other drugs, as well as six luxury vehicles, phones and €10,700 in cash.

Seven of the 34 detainees have been remanded to prison, amongst which are the suspected leaders of the gang. 


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