By Euro Weekly News Media • 21 February 2019 • 18:30
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POLICE officers in the south of Spain have dismantled a crime ring that was supplying modified firearms to narcos in the Campo de Gibraltar.
The Guardia Civil raided two clandestine workshops and arrested ten people and seized 20 firearms and more than 12,400 cartridges.
More than 100 silencers, €31,520 euros in cash and two vehicles were also seized along with smoke grenades and night vision equipment
Operation Navero-Sherry was carried out in the provinces of Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba, Madrid and Valencia.
Investigators revealed that they believed the weapons had been smuggled into Spain by car from other countries.
It is claimed that the crime group sold the weapons with state-of-the-art silencers manufactured in a metal machining company in the province of Madrid.
The arrested now face possible charges of firearms trafficking, illegal possession of firearms, trafficking of ammunition, smuggling, robbery with force and trafficking of drugs.
More than 300 people have been arrested for arms trafficking in the Campo de Gibraltar area in the last five years with more than 3,150 firearms and 346,700 cartridges seized.
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