Weapons and ammunition seized in arrest of international drug gang

Credit: Guardia Civil and Police

Weapons and ammunition seized during the arrest of an international drug gang in Spain.

The international drug gang used rental cars to transport drugs from Spain to Belgium. A police questioning led to the arrest of around twenty people in Seville and Malaga. The people were allegedly involved in an organization that focused on drug trafficking between Spain and Belgium.

A joint investigation was conducted by the Civil Guard and the national police. The gang was primarily based in Seville. Local vendors had passed drugs to the gang who then used rapid transportation methods including the use of high-powered cars to smuggle drugs.

The agents carried out multiple searches and discovered 475 marijuana plants and more than 8,000 euros. Officers also seized 725 kilograms of hashish as well as three vehicles, weapons and ammunition.

An investigation has been opened after Belgian authorities informed Spain that drugs were being trafficked into the country. The investigation began in 2020. Investigators found that the group had members based in Malaga and Jaen in Spain.

They used fast cars to transport marijuana and hashish. The gang had used a rental car company for the sole purpose of transporting drugs.

Several members of the gang have been arrested in Spain. Belgian and French authorities also made multiple arrests. Five vehicles, two pistols, a stolen motorcycle and eight stolen vehicles were also seized. Thousands of euros were also recovered.

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Alex Glenn is a journalist for Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Previously, she worked in the NHS for 15 years until moving 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 calls the mountains of Almeria home, where she enjoys being part of a rural community made up 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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