Four vehicles used to transport the drugs from Andalucía to France have been seized by the National Police and the Guardia Civil in Operation Bachata. Thirteen people were arrested, all alleged members of a criminal organisation who were allegedly responsible for a crime against public health.
According to sources, the thirteen people detained in this operation, known as Bachata, are mainly men of Spanish and Moroccan origin.
More than five tons of hashish and four large lorries used to transport the drugs from Andalucía to France have been seized by the National Police and the Guardia Civil. The investigations began in January of this year, when the criminal organization was found to be transporting 850 kilos of hashish from Huelva to Seville in a van that had previously been stolen. The alleged members of the group bought large quantities of the narcotic substance in different Andalusian provinces and then stored it in warehouses. After some time, they camouflaged it among legal merchandise, mainly fish and fruit, in order to transport it to France.
One lorry was intercepted by National Police and Guardia Civil agents as it was leaving a warehouse in a town in Seville province. The driver was arrested and his trailer was found to be carrying 2,800 kilos of hashish camouflaged in a shipment of watermelons bound for France.