NATIONAL Police officers have arrested nine people in Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca in two almost simultaneous anti-drug operations.
In the first of these, two people were arrested and a drug outlet was dismantled, with the seizure of one kilo of drugs including cocaine, speed and methamphetamine.
Police said in a statement, that the Northern District Police Station had collected information on the existence of two men who had acquired a significant quantity of drugs with the intention of distributing them during the Christmas holidays in the city of Alicante.
Investigators discovered two buildings where there was a “constant trickle” of people visiting, indicating they were being used as bases to distribute the narcotic substances.
Police put the properties under surveillance enabling them to identify two alleged drug traffickers.
They then moved in to search the properties finding the drugs hidden in secret compartments.
Two men aged 45 and 60 were arrested accused of drugs offences, who have both been remanded in custody.
In the second operation, carried out by the same investigative agents, another drugs sales point was dismantled in the north of the city.
In this action, police arrested seven people between 17 and 54 years old of Spanish and Nigerian nationality. They seized heroin, cocaine base, scales, and many effects for the sale and distribution of drugs. The detainees have been handed over into court custody.