Guardia Civil arrest 14 members of Palmones drug gang

Guardia Civil arrest 14 members of Palmones drug gang

Guardia Civil officers arrested 14 members of a drug trafficking gang that operated from properties in Palmones.

Officers raided several houses in La Linea and Algeciras, seizing four large rigid-hulled inflatable boats, two smaller vessels, a jet ski, six luxury vehicles and 520 kilos of cannabis resin.

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A Taser gun and 7,000 euros in cash were also seized.

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The gang, all Spanish, had initially shipped drugs through the Guadarranque river but when this was closed off by authorities with a barrier, they switched to Palmones.

The gang tried on several occasions to ship drugs via the Palmones river but were intercepted by the Guardia Civil on at least three occasions.

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