By Cathy Elelman • 22 November 2018 • 13:39
SEIZED: A search of the properties revealed arms, drugs and nearly €11,000 euros in cash.
Credit: Guardia Civil
A GUARDIA Civil operation led to the break-up of a drug sales set-up overseen by the same family clan.
Operation ‘Greens-Blacks’ was launched when back in May the Guardia became aware of the kind of activities associated with the family in the Barrio Villegas area of Las Norias de Daza in El Ejido, Almeria.
Officers carried out discreet surveillance of the family’s two homes in the zone over a number of months, during which time they observed suspicious behaviour and it became clear drugs were being sold from the properties.
At the beginning of November the Guardia carried out searches of the two properties, finding air guns and detonators, small amounts of hashish and nearly €11,000 euros in cash, as well as various implements used for measuring out drug doses.
Five members of the family were arrested, ranging in age from 18 to 43 years-old.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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