The Guardia Civil made huge progress in the war against organised crime by taking down five very active drug outlets in Torrevieja.
THE criminal outfits were part of an organisation run by several brothers who had a team of drug dealers operating throughout the city.
In total, five homes were raided as part of this operation, four in Torrevieja and one in San Pedro del Pinatar, with a total of 115 grams of marijuana, 200 grams of a cutting substance, 1 precision scale, 3 doses of a doping substance, and 2 vehicles used to acquire more drugs from the outskirts of Murcia, all being seized. Upon thorough search of the properties, €11,000 in cash was also found.
An investigation began in October 2019 following a complaint from a neighbour about the amount of people moving in and out of a house, which happened at all hours of the day and night.
The extensive investigation eventually resulted in nine people being arrested, all between the ages of 25 and 50, and of Moroccan and Algerian nationalities.
They have all been charged and provisionally released pending trial.