The Guardia Civil has dismantled two criminal organisations formed by 30 people, dedicated to drug trafficking throughout the Vega Baja and Murcia.
One of the organisations also ran ‘narcopisos’ drugs dens in Torrevieja. They illegally occupied the properties for two or three weeks to use as sales and drugs consumption points, then moved on to squat in other houses in an attempt to avoid detection by the police.
Cocaine, of great purity, came from Valencia and Murcia and was transferred to the Vega Baja, usually by one of the ringleaders, who used his elderly relatives as mules, again in an attempt to avoid suspicion.
Police believe around 20 kilos of the drug were distributed this way.
The investigation also revealed that some of the “clients” of the detainees were handing over stolen mobile phones as payment for the narcotics. A dozen of these terminals have already been returned to their rightful owners.
In total, there were 13 home searches (nine homes in Torrevieja and two industrial buildings and two homes in Los Garres, Murcia). Police seized four high-end vehicles (one valued at more than €100,000), €15,000 in cash, 31 mobile phones and various amounts of narcotic substances, such as 1,500 grammes of cocaine, 300 grammes of substance to cut cocaine, 250 grammes of marihuana, in addition to heroin.
As a result, a total of 30 people have been arrested, 17 men of Spanish, Moroccan and Belgian nationality and 13 women of Spanish and Brazilian nationalities, between 70 and 30 years of age