Malaga – Costa del Sol | From a kitchen in Madrid to the Costa del Sol – how pink cocaine was introduced to the province of Malaga


Police arrested two men for producing the substance at their home in Madrid and drove through the night to distribute it to different locations in Spain

Two people suspected of preparing and distributing the synthetic drug known as “pink cocaine” have been arrested in Malaga, Madrid and Toledo. Police said they set up the lab in their own home in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, and used a frying pan, among other equipment, to mix substances such as ketamine, opiates and coffee to obtain the pink color required.

One of the men, originally from Colombia, prepared the drugs and the other, a Spanish national, was in charge of delivering it to different locations in his own vehicle.

The distributor’s “modus operandi” for bringing the drugs to Malaga was always the same. He would drive overnight to Fuengirola or Marbella, spend no more than half an hour delivering supplies, then make the return trip to Madrid early in the morning. The two men were arrested following a tip-off from Colombian authorities which led Spanish police to uncover the makeshift lab.

At the time of their arrest, the two suspects had planned to move to Colombia as they knew they were under investigation. When police searched their home, they also found 76 marijuana plants and a stash of chemicals and other substances needed to make pink cocaine. They also seized weapons, cash, cryptocurrency wallets and equipment used to produce the drug.


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