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Nine arrests in bust involving 500 kilograms of cocaine

AGENTS from the Central Unit of Drugs and Organised Crime division (UDYCO) of the National Police in Madrid have carried out one of the biggest drug busts in Spain, resulting in nine arrests including three people from Almeria.

The agents seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine, dealing a massive blow to an international organisation dedicated to drug trafficking. Reportedly, the drugs were discovered in a Cartagena warehouse in the Cabezo Beaza district. Police have arrested nine for trafficking, including one from Almeria City and two from Olula del Rio.

The three men arrested in Almeria are allegedly linked to the marble industry. Among them is Jose Antonio GG, also known as El Gari, a 56-year-old employer from Almeria who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in 2013 of a double murder committed in 2009 against two members of the Pertolos gang.

All nine detainees have been transferred to Cartagena where they await court.

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