Costa Blanca drug ring smashed

Costa Blanca drug ring smashed
Credit: National Police

Costa Blanca drug ring smashed. Officers from Benidorm in Alicante raided multiple houses.

Officers from the Benidorm Police Station smashed a criminal ring. They arrested 10 people who had focused on trafficking drugs in the towns of Benidorm, La Nucía and Benimantell.

During the raids officers seized over two kilos of cocaine and a staggering near 700 marijuana plants along with other substances.


According to the National Police, the criminal group was structured and had a hierarchy with each person in the gang having a specific role. The gang was organised so as not to arouse suspicions but the police still caught them.

Officers carried out raids in four locations. Two houses located in Benidorm were searched along with a villa in La Nucia. A search was also carried out at a plot of land in Benimantell. The searches were extremely successful and cocaine, ecstasy, speed and other narcotic substances were seized by officers.

10 people were arrested and they were handed over to the Magistrates’ Court No. 3 in Benidorm and the Villajoyosa Magistrates’ Court No. 1.  Five of the detainees were remanded in prison. The remaining people have been released, but precautionary measures have been put in place.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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