The Guardia Civil has dismantled a criminal organisation in Cartagena (Murcia) and arrested its four members – three men and a woman, aged between 25 and 46 – as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of cultivation, processing and trafficking of drugs, fraud of electricity and membership of a criminal organisation.
According to sources from the Benemérita in a statement, 200 cannabis sativa plants, a kilo and a half of marijuana buds, several doses of cocaine and 2,500 anxiolytic pills have been seized, as well as three detonating pistols, a compressed air carbine, cash and computer equipment.
The investigation, known as ‘Round’, began last February, when the Armed Forces were on the trail of several individuals, some with a long criminal record for drug trafficking, for their alleged involvement in a case of distribution of narcotic substances in the western area of Cartagena.
The investigations carried out into these suspects led to the location of three properties in the Cartagena district of Los Puertos de Santa Bárbara, where they allegedly kept an indoor cultivation of marijuana plants and distributed different types of narcotic substances.
After obtaining the necessary evidence, the agents informed the judicial authorities of the result of the investigation, who granted the corresponding search warrant for both homes.
2,500 PILLS OF ANXIOLYTIC DRUGS
Recently, the Benemérita deployed a police operation that culminated in the search of the three houses under investigation, where 200 cannabis sativa plants, a kilo and a half of marijuana buds, several doses of cocaine and 2,500 benzodiazepine pills were seized, as well as three detonating pistols, a compressed air carbine, cash and computer equipment.
According to the investigation, this is a criminal organisation, based in Cartagena, allegedly dedicated to the cultivation, handling and sale of marijuana, as well as the distribution of other types of narcotic substances, such as cocaine and psychotropic drugs of the benzodiazepine type.
The detainees, all of Spanish nationality, the drugs, the weapons and the effects seized, as well as the proceedings have been handed over to the Cartagena Magistrate’s Court.