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31 arrested who supplied weapons to criminal organisations and operated in Cartagena, La Unión and Los Urrutias.

The operation was carried out jointly by agents of the National Police and the Guardia Civil and was structured in three criminal networks also related to drug trafficking and robberies.

Agents of the National Police, in coordination with the Guardia Civil, have dismantled a family clan that had several criminal branches and allegedly supplied weapons to other criminal organisations.

The operation was carried out in three phases, managing to dismantle three large-scale criminal networks. The first phase ended with the dismantling of a home invasion network, and this led investigators to the epicentre of the real plot. The second phase consisted of a transnational drug trafficking investigation, where they seized one of the largest stashes of MDMA ecstasy pills in recent years, as well as other drugs. This revealed another level of the network, which was dedicated to obtaining information from other criminal groups with which they operated in order to steal drugs from them, using firearms and great violence to do so.

The results of these investigations led the agents to a family clan operating in Cartagena, La Unión and Los Urrutias. They were in charge of the arms cover for the entire criminal network, while also carrying out other criminal activities such as drug trafficking and robberies with violence.

The third and final phase of the operation carried out a total of eight house searches in the towns where the clan operated, arresting sixteen people and seizing firearms, drugs and medicines destined for distribution, money, vehicles, electronic devices and jewellery from robberies.

The three phases of the operation, which culminated in the arrest of a total of 31 people, have been carried out in coordination with the second Court of Instruction of Alicante.

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