The National Police has dealt a severe blow to cocaine trafficking in Spain from Alicante. Unit Agents Drugs and Organized Crime (UDYCO) of the Alicante Police Stationin collaboration with their counterparts from Málagahave intervened one of the largest shipments in the country from containers already unloaded.
Los 4,300 kilos of drugs They were hidden in a shipment of bananas from Ecuador. The device yielded five detainees from an organization that had taken root in the province of Alicante and is still open, so new arrests are not ruled out. The operation has also had the collaboration of the Customs Surveillance Service of the Tax Agency.
At the beginning of last June, the investigators received information from the Interior Attaché Office of the Spanish Embassy in the countries of Bulgaria, Ukraine, Albania, North Macedonia and Cyprus, warning of the establishment of a major criminal organization made up of citizens of Albanian origin dedicated to trafficking cocaine in large quantities.
An arduous investigation began that paid off on June 23, when the agents detected a shipment of several containers in the port of Malaga from Ecuador. he was carrying bananas but the cops suspected it was a cover.
For this reason, a discreet surveillance of the shipment was carried out, which would travel in two trucks from Malaga to Alicante. Hours later, the trucks arrived at an industrial warehouse in a polygon on the outskirts of the city. The police units verified how the members of the criminal organization unloaded the containers disguised in reflective work clothesthus giving the image of regular and legal workers in the area.