Cocaine “laboratory” used to cut and prepare drug for sale discovered in Madrid

National Police Agents have detained six people in connection with an alleged offence against public health and dismantled a cocaine “laboratory”, where the drug was prepared and cut for distribution and sale.

Some of the detainees were employed solely in the trafficking of this substance.

The investigation started last October when information from different sources pointed to various individuals that were trafficking narcotics and especially cocaine in the Madrid district of Carabanchel.

Those arrested were not only involved in the distribution or sale of small to medium amounts but also in one of the homes searched a laboratory was found where the cocaine was mixed with chemicals with the intention of increasing the quantity and as a result gain more money.

The investigation was instigated when agents observed how one of the detained transferred two kilos of cocaine from the address in Parla to another in the district of Carabanchel. The driver of the transport used was immediately arrested and later five other men were detained at two different addresses.

The Police then armed with warrants entered one of the premises where they discovered 65 kilos of cocaine stored there. In another home, they discovered the laboratory where the drug was treated. They also found four kilos of the substance, precision scales, hand mixers, grinders and several different containers of chemicals such as ammonia, acetone, dissolvent, ethyl alcohol and hexane, all of which are used in the cutting of cocaine.

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