The National Police in Spain has dismantled an international criminal organization dedicated to the transport of mainly hashish and cocaine to the Canary Islands. Five suspects were arrested during raids on various homes in Spain and 510 kilos of cocaine and 1.5 tons of hashish were seized.
The investigation began early this year, when authorities learned of the existence of an international criminal organization with a significant network dedicated to the transport of hashish from Morocco and cocaine from South America to the Canary Islands.
Their distribution was carried out through legitimate logistics transport companies in Valencia, Madrid and Fuengirola, but also in the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Fuerteventura. After a painstaking investigation, officers were able to determine that the organization had multiple carriers with precise instructions on how and where to pick up and deliver the drugs using rental vans.
During the investigation, three searches were carried out at homes in Madrid, Tenerife and Fuerteventura, during which 510 kilos of cocaine and 1,500 kilos of hashish were seized. A total of five suspects have been arrested: two on the island of Gran Canaria, one in Toledo, one on Fuerteventura and one in Algeciras. The last suspect was arrested just before he tried to flee to Morocco.
The suspects have now all been brought before the court and two of them have been detained longer. The Spanish police report that the investigation is continuing and that multiple arrests cannot be ruled out.