From a criminal organization Grenade Since 2019, shipments of cannabis and hashish stored in trucks and caravans to Europe were distributed by the Civil Guards in cooperation with Europol. 350 kilos of cannabis and 65 kilos of cannabis were seized with 37 people.
Firearms, state-of-the-art vehicles and over 325,000 euros were also seized, as reported by the Armed Institute this Sunday.
So called operation “Zadar” It started when, as a result of the knowledge gained by the Granada Civil Guard in different responses to drug trafficking, common patterns and procedures were identified for drug shipments to Europe led by an Eastern European citizen.
Investigators, criminal network there was a network of cannabis growers throughout this Andalusia province.
Different managers of the plantations continued to cut them up and move them to different storage points owned by the organization, and four different supply routes were identified so that each had a middle manager in charge of a warehouse and controlling various growers.
Later, the leader of the organization visited once. medicine “nursery” and selecting items based on the international customer purchasing them, a lieutenant tasked with ordering intermediate managers to deliver the selected item from each warehouse to a loading point. Small amounts of shipping between 40 and 60 pounds of packaged cannabis released.
To further complicate detection, the transports were each scheduled with different “processing methods” and loading points, further complicating the police investigation.
Germany, main customers
The main customers were in Germany and for their transfer, they used articulated trucks for the international transport of goods or caravans, pretending it was a tourist activity, hiding drugs in sophisticated double bottoms or camouflaging them with legal cargo.
The operational phase of the operation coincided with a shipment that was stopped at dawn. highway A-44 At the top of the municipality of Dehesas Viejas in Granada.
Agents seized 57 kilos of marijuana and 22 kilos of marijuana, as well as arrested one of the alleged perpetrators of the criminal organization.
After this initial detention and after the authorization of the 6th Investigation Court of Granada, 15 properties in Granada and 28 properties in another town in Marbella were entered and searched. (Málaga), with the participation of 300 civil guards.
They were caught in the operation. Over 350 pounds of packed cannabis sprouts More than 3,300 cannabis plants were seized, prepared for shipment, and various planting centers were liquidated.
They managed to capture 14 firearms, two silenced short guns and 17 high-end vehicles in perfect working order.
Agents deployed a lab for cannabis production and 65 kilos of this substance were seized.
One of the main detainees in the conspiracy had a safe in a bank in the capital, and important documents for a money laundering investigation were seized after the safe was opened.
This person was running a small grocery store and was building a house worth more than half a million euros and is under a money laundering investigation and also took a preemptive seizure of all the organization’s assets.
Investigators believe the organization ships just over 100 kilos of drugs each month.
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