By Euro Weekly News Media • 01 February 2013 • 23:00
DEALERS: Phone shop was a front.
An alleged cocaine trafficking ring has been broken-up.
Two men who ran a mobile phone business in the Denia allegedly acquired one kilo of cocaine a week, supplying street dealers from their shop.
The drugs were then allegedly sold in Denia, Vergel and Ondara.
The suspects had been under surveillance since last summer and the first arrests came in October as the two principal suppliers allegedly bought cocaine in Onda (Castellon).
Police seized 276 grammes of cocaine, €3,300 in cash and two cars. A subsequent search of two Denia homes revealed packaging equipment, computers, mobile phones and documents.
By the time the investigation was concluded at the beginning of this month, nine men and three women aged between 24 and 46 had been arrested Javea, Vergel, Ondara, Alicante city and Onda. All were Spanish, with the exception of one Moroccan.
Two further people were linked to the network, one of them a police officer temporarily posted to Alicante province. He faces charges of bribery and providing information.
The two alleged principal suppliers have now been remanded in custody.
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