Drug group dismantled in Alicante Province

FOLLOWING a two year investigation, an organized crime group dedicated to distributing various drugs in the Alicante Province was dismantled.

A total of 17 people have been arrested on drug charges of which one was a woman and all were Spanish aged 25-52. Of those arrested, four have been sent to prison to await trial.

The crime group was structured into four levels of responsibility and each member had clearly defined jobs. The municipalities were the drugs were distributed included Foia de Castilla, Ibi, Castilla and Onil.

Eleven properties were searched from which a total of 701g of cocaine, 33g of crystal-MDMA, 782g of hashish, 20 ecstasy pills, 119 marijuana plants and 437g of buds, 10 units of anabolic steroids, 86g of magic mushrooms and 139 bars weighing more than 4kg of chocolates made with magic mushrooms were seized.

Seven vehicles, one motorbike, 23 mobile phones, eight luxury brand watches and electronic materials, etc were also seized.

Operation ‘Colina’ began in October 2009 when Guardia Civil officers noticed that certain ‘unemployed’ people were enjoying the high life.

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