A GUARDIA Civil operation led to the break-up of a drug sales set-up overseen by the same family clan.
Operation ‘Greens-Blacks’ was launched when back in May the Guardia became aware of the kind of activities associated with the family in the Barrio Villegas area of Las Norias de Daza in El Ejido, Almeria.
Officers carried out discreet surveillance of the family’s two homes in the zone over a number of months, during which time they observed suspicious behaviour and it became clear drugs were being sold from the properties.
At the beginning of November the Guardia carried out searches of the two properties, finding air guns and detonators, small amounts of hashish and nearly €11,000 euros in cash, as well as various implements used for measuring out drug doses.
Five members of the family were arrested, ranging in age from 18 to 43 years-old.