The Guardia Civil has dismantled, together with the Polish Police (CBSP), in an operation coordinated by Eurojust and Europol, a criminal organisation that transported marijuana and hashish from Spain to several European countries, after introducing it from Algeciras.
The operation began in September 2019, when the Benemérita became aware of an organisation, based in the province of Malaga, which was transporting large quantities of marijuana to Poland. During the investigation, criminal links with other mafia organisations were discovered, and its head was reportedly made up of one of the main Polish drug traffickers, as well as others from Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain.
The organisation had plantations in houses and warehouses in the provinces of Malaga, Cadiz, Granada and Valencia.
The organisation transported the marijuana and hashish in double bottoms in lorries, cars and even in a bus. One of these lorries, coming from Algeciras, was intercepted with hashish by the Benemérita.
The operation has resulted in the arrest of 110 people in 78 entries and searches, and the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of vacuum-packed marijuana leaves, more than 20,000 marijuana plants, 91 kilos of hashish, 43 kilos of cocaine and more than half a million euros in cash, as well as eight firearms, eight trucks, a bus, 26 vehicles and movable and immovable property valued at five million euros.