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A ton of high-purity cocaine has been seized from a luxury villa in Tenerife

National Police agents seized a tons of cocaine of the highest purity in a luxury villa in Tenerifein what is the largest arrest in the islands made by a Spanish criminal organization, as reported this Saturday by the National Police Corps.

Within the framework of this operation, a total of nine people were arrestedseven of them belonging to this organization made up of Spanish citizens, in addition to the arrest of an important Colombian drug trafficker who acted as a notary for the network of origin and an Italian criminal, a link for the mafia in our country, which is trying to open new markets in Spain.

In addition, there is eight records in Tenerife, Lanzarote, Málaga and Sevillewhere 9 cars, 12,000 euros in cash, a money counting machine, frequency jammers, location devices, a drone and an arsenal of knives were seized.

The operation began months ago, when agents learned of the existence of an organization of Spanish origin dedicated to the distribution of cocaine shipments from South America, with branches in provinces of Malaga and Seville, as well as the islands of Lanzarote. Tenerife.

Researchers have noted an increase in organizational activity due to meeting of its main members with other members arriving from Malaga. The latter rented a car and the agents saw how they could access one of the houses under surveillance with it, with a high-end car that served as counter-surveillance.

Suspecting that they might be carrying some kind of narcotic substance, the agents decided to stop them, whereupon the drivers decided to flee, even though they were intercepted and showed great resistance to the police action.

After opening the trunk of the rental car, investigators found it four sports bags with 100 kilos cocaine inside. As a result of this discovery, a few minutes later the leaders of the organization were arrested.

Similarly, the luxury chalet where 100 kilos of cocaine was loaded located in the town of Barranco Hondo, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was searched and two members who were inside guarding 950 kilos were arrested. seized by agents. To enter this house is necessary MO-intervention because of the danger of criminals.

Subsequently, eight new records were made in the islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote and in the provinces of Málaga and Seville, where interventions were made. nine cars, 12,000 euros in cash, a money counting machine, frequency jammerstracking devices, a drone and an arsenal of edged weapons.

Although those investigated tried to hide from the action of justice, the arrest of seven people who founded this organization was finally achieved. Moreover, there was the arrest of an important Colombian drug dealer, who traveled to the island of Tenerife days before, as the notary of the organization of origin., to ensure that the distribution of cocaine is made and collect the agreed money from the sale for their employers. Likewise, an Italian citizen was arrested, with links to the mafia in that country, who moved to Spain to open new markets in our country.

With this operation, this organization was considered dismantled and the seizure of a historical cache in the Canary Islands was made, the largest recorded so far. The nine inmates are already in jail.

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