One of the most active drug trafficking organizations in Europe has been dismantled in a joint operation by the National Police, the French Anti-Narcotics Office (OFAST) and the Dutch Police, coordinated by Europol, in which five people have been arrested in Spain, including two members of the Mocro Maffia, one of them considered by the Swedish authorities as the most prominent criminal in his country.

The investigators focused their investigations on a major Colombian drug trafficker who has been introducing drugs into Spain for more than a decade and who has a wide network of contacts, the National Police reported in a statement.

The organization had established a criminal structure in Spain, France and Colombia.

Thanks to his experience in the world of drug trafficking, he had managed to build a structure in Spain to introduce into Europe, through Spain, “the huge amounts of cocaine” that his clients were demanding.

The inquiries indicated that he was organizing a transfer of cocaine in waters near Venezuela, to later transfer the narcotic substance to Europe.

The shipment, of more than three tons of drugs, was transferred on a sailboat to Spain, specifically to the coast of Huelva, where two prominent drug traffickers would be in charge of coordinating the tasks of unloading, storing and later transporting the drug imported from Venezuela.

Once the drug was on land, there was a police intervention in the first phase of the operation last year, in which part of the 3,228 kilograms of cocaine transported to Spain were seized.

Specifically, 1,623 kilos of cocaine were found hidden in a “cove” of a garage located in the heart of the capital of Huelva and, in this first phase, two of those investigated, in charge of the custody of the narcotic substance, were arrested.

At this point in the investigation, the agents intensified the operational activity on other targets that would be distributing the rest of the imported cocaine among their clients and one of those investigated turned out to be a subject considered by the Swedish authorities to be the most active criminal in recent years. years.

In Barcelona, ​​a new meeting took place between several drug traffickers for the planning of a drug transport operation, a meeting that was followed by other contacts with their clients as well as Venezuelan carriers.

Once all the sufficient indications and evidence about those investigated were obtained, a second phase of the operation was launched, on June 30, in which the agents managed to arrest the alleged perpetrators of the criminal organization that operated in Spain. , one of them located in Ibiza – where he was on vacation – and another in the prison where he is currently serving a sentence for other acts.

Likewise, two homes were searched, in which a 7.65-caliber handgun with the serial number erased, money, notes, telephone terminals and computer devices were found.

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