ALONG with 64 arrests, police seized more than 2.3 tonnes of hashish, 22 high-speed boats, 19 lorries, weapons and €118,000 in cash.
“The Guardia Civil, within the framework of the operation ‘Desvanes-Dunas 20’, has dismantled an important criminal organisation dedicated to introducing hashish into Spain from Morocco. In the same way, it offered its services to other gangs to introduce drugs through boats,” said the police in a statement.
The dozens of arrests were made in Malaga, Alicante and Murcia, along with further searches and suspects detained in Almeria, Cadiz and Albacete.
“The services they provided to other drug trafficking networks ranged from the manufacture and storage of the EAVs (High Speed Boats) commonly known as ‘narcolanchas’, to the supply of fuel necessary for the cache of hashish on the coasts as well as the falsification of the documentation necessary to give the legal appearance of the ships, management of ports for launching, etc,” added the Guardia Civil.
“The leaders of the organisation had their bases of operations in the towns of Malaga, La Linea de la Concepcion (Cádiz) and Calpe in Alicante.”