Anti-drug operation traps eight people in Lucena and Torremolinos

An anti-drug operation carried out in the Malaga resort of Torremolinos and in the Cordoba municipality of Lucena resulted in eight arrests and the seizure of nine kilos of cocaine.

These drugs would have been bought in the big cities, then cut to be distributed to other sellers, or even to consumers. Five of those arrested have already been sent to prison.

“Operation Mojito-Cocina” began in July, when investigators learned that several residents of Lucena could acquire cocaine in major cities, then cut it and sell it in their own municipality, and in Torremolinos, detail.

Efforts by investigators quickly confirmed that it was an organization dedicated to small- and medium-scale drug trafficking.

They had acquired six buildings in Lucena and two others in Torremolinos. Two of these houses have been converted into laboratories for preparing and cutting drugs, in order to maximize profits. Officers verified that the group was storing the drugs in different buildings for later distribution to other organizations.

All related parties, the investigators carried out searches in eight houses. This took place on December 23 and involved the arrest of eight people, as well as nine kilos of cocaine. This means that 9,000 doses of the drug, with a market value of around €540,000, have been prevented from coming to market.

Five vehicles, a hydraulic press, a heat-sealing machine and a wide variety of tools for preparing and cutting the drug, among other effects, were also confiscated.

Among the vehicles, the officers checked that some were heated, that is, they had been modified with double bottoms, in which the narcotic substances were hidden during their transport, as reported theopinionofmalaga.es.

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