Colombian cocaine cartel smashed by Spanish police

Policia Nacional
CHEMICAL WORLD: More than two tonnes of cocaine was seized.

A MAJOR drug trafficking network which sought to smuggle large quantities of cocaine into Spain by sea has been crushed by a National Police sting operation.

A massive 2,400 kilos of the drug was seized in Galicia and Madrid, with 24 people arrested, including two high-ranking members of the Colombian cartel which was attempting to gain a foothold in the European market.

The swoop followed an investigation which began in late 2016, when authorities became aware of a well-known Colombian trafficker who was said to be searching for new entry points into Spain.

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Subsequent investigations revealed that two important smugglers from the Cucuta area of Colombia had initiated contact with Spanish drugs gangs over their plans to opening a permanent ‘office’ in Madrid.

Groups in Madrid, Barcelona, Guadalajara, the Basque Country and Galicia were targeted, with the intention of establishing a sophisticated transport, storage and distribution network.

The police probe resulted in multiple raids, with a number of vehicles modified for the transportation of narcotics also seized.


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