By Euro Weekly News Media • 10 February 2015 • 9:28
DANISH police are in Alicante to gather new evidence against a drug trafficking network that sent hashish from the province to Denmark, for sale to the Hell’s Angels.
The officers from the Narcotics and Organised Crime Unit Copenhagen, have been received by provincial head commissioner, Jose Javier Cuasante, and the head of the provincial judicial police, Alberto Rubio, as they thanked the Drugs and Organised Crime Unit in Alicante for their collaboration and support in the investigation and subsequent arrest of those allegedly involved.
The joint investigation led to the arrest of 22 people – 18 in Denmark and the remaining four in Alicante and El Campello. A tonne of hashish was also uncovered hidden in trucks in Denmark.
Most of those detained in the operation will be prosecuted in Denmark where the investigation was initiated and where the drugs were seized. At least one of those arrested is a member of the Hell’s Angels.
The alleged leader of the network, arrested in Alicante, had escaped from prison during a transfer and has to serve an outstanding sentence of 10 years, regardless of the new charges and any prison sentence he may be given if found guilty of the new crimes.
The Copenhagen police recognise that without international cooperation it would not be possible to carry out such operations against organisations with branches in several countries. They said the organisation dismantled was one of the most important operating in Copenhagen.
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