International Drug Ring Busted as Police in Spain’s Costa del Sol Intercept a Suspicious Package in Malaga Airport

Credit: Guardia Civil

THE Guardia Civil, as part of the Operation Brizuela, has dismantled a criminal organisation allegedly dedicated to smuggling and sending drugs to and from Spain and South America via postal companies.

The officers have seized 13.54 kilos of MDMA and DMT, arresting two people in the process, one in Malaga and another in Asuncion (Paraguay), a further three members of this criminal network are also under investigation.

The investigation began after the Guardia Civil intercepted a suspicious postal package at the Malaga airport. After scanning the package, they found that it contained five plastic bags full of MDMA pills hidden inside, a total of 7.74 kilos to be exact.

After this investigation was launched another package destined for Paraguay was made by the same recipient as the MDMA one, therefore the Guardia Civil intercepted it and coordinated with the police in Paraguay to arrange the arrest of the recipient when he went to pick it up to post.

The detainee was said to have made numerous short trips from Brazil to Peru and Paraguay where she would receive and sell the drugs that arrived via the mail from Spain. After numerous efforts, the officers corroborated the sale of these drugs to an organisation headed by a Spanish citizen who after travelling to Peru sent himself a package to Alozaina in Malaga.

This package arrived at the Leipzig airport in Germany and was intercepted as well. The judicial authority proceeded to open the package and found four bags with 4.79 kilos of a brown paste which turned out to be DMT, a powerful hallucinogen.

Therefore, a controlled delivery of the package was made in the town of Alozaina as the recipient was detained when he went to pick up the DMT. The individual is now under arrest for drug trafficking and is being investigated for crimes against public health and pertaining to a criminal organisation.

The investigation now involves police units in Malaga, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Germany.

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Laura Kemp

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