By Jennifer Leighfield • 02 December 2020 • 9:49
FIVE people have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a man in order to force his brother to cut cocaine for them.
The detainees, one Spaniard and four Swedes aged between 29 and 44, kidnapped the brother of a man specialising in the adulteration of cocaine at gunpoint so they could force him to ‘cook’ and cut the drug to obtain more money.
The operation began when officers learned that a Swedish criminal organization had begun drug trafficking again in the Murcia and Alicante area. The leader had already been arrested in Torrevieja in 2012 when he was one of Interpol’s 30 most wanted people. He had been hiding in the Alicante area since 2005.
This time they were smuggling cocaine, hashish and anabolic steroids for sale and distribution in Spain and Sweden. They were also trafficking with weapons.
The operation was carried out with the support of the Swedish Police and five houses were searched. National Police officers seized half a kilo of cocaine, 200 grammes of hashish, 32 containers with 200 anabolic pills, a semiautomatic shotgun, two pistols, a silencer, 140 cartridges, eight encrypted phones and weapons which were inside a vehicle used solely as a storage area.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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