TWO Guardia Civil agents are amongst 26 on trial for smuggling 2.2 tonnes of hashish into La Manga. in a case dating back 12 years.
The Guardia Civil agents – a sergeant and an agent – are alleged to have taken bribes to disclose information their force’s operations against drug traffickers.
The prosecution states that the smuggling ring was uncovered on June 9 of 2007 when five of those to be arrested were allegedly involved in unloading operations on a beach in La Manga del Mar Menor.
Police forces and customs officials seized 79 bales of hashish, weighing a total of 2,200 kilos and with a black market value of more than €3 million.
Following these initial arrests, further arrests were made in Cartagena and in the province of Cadiz, where several of the accused are alleged to have been involved in two other drug trafficking operations.
With regard to the seizure on the beach of La Manga del Mar Menor, the prosecution considers that this seizure, which came from Morocco, was prepared by Kamal M. and Fahid M.
For those accused of drug trafficking, it calls for sentences ranging from nine months in prison to four and a half years, and for Guardia Civil agents Sergeant Alejandro D.M. and Agent José D.D., four years in prison, a fine of €30,000 and disqualification from public office for nine years.