The Guardia Civil detains an experienced hashish trafficker in Mazarrón
In a house, the Benemérita has seized nearly half a kilo of hashish, 1,150 euros in coins and notes, six mobile phones and tools used for the dosage and retail sale of drugs.
Although he had no known work activity, he earned up to 17,000 euros in a six-month period.
He habitually changed his address to avoid being traced.
The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of operation ‘Lobras’, has carried out an investigation aimed at combating drug trafficking in Mazarrón, which has resulted in the arrest of an experienced offender who is allegedly responsible for the crime of drug trafficking.
The search of a house in Mazarrón has resulted in the seizure of nearly half a kilo of hashish, 1,150 euros in coins and notes, six mobile phones and tools used for the dosage and sale of drugs to the retail trade.
The investigation began in January, when the Guardia Civil noticed an increase in the number of people reported for possession of narcotic substances around a neighbourhood in the municipality of Mazarrón, so they suspected that in the area there could be a point of sale of drugs to the retail trade.
The investigations carried out since that date led to the identification of an individual who appeared to be the alleged drug dealer, a 58-year-old man with an extensive criminal record for crimes against persons, against property and drug trafficking.
The civil guards found out that although he did not have a job, he deposited large amounts of cash in his bank account every month, which reached 17,000 euros in one six-month period.
He used to carry small quantities of drugs to claim self-consumption.
The surveillance carried out on this individual revealed that he carried out the drug ‘passes’ in hidden alleyways, which is why, so far this year, he had been reported on 13 occasions for possession of narcotic substances on the public highway, carrying only small quantities of hashish for his clients with the alleged intention of avoiding arrest.
The Benemérita Civil found that he habitually changed his address, even making a last change when he apparently detected that the agents had located him. This move, in a desperate attempt to avoid arrest, was not enough for the civil guards to find his new address.
The corresponding search warrant was requested for this property, and a large police operation carried out the entry into the house, where 380 grams of hashish in acorns and plates, 1,150 euros in coins and banknotes, six mobile phones and tools used for the dosage and sale of drugs to the retail trade were seized.
Operation ‘Lobras’ has culminated in the arrest of what is believed to be one of the biggest hashish traffickers in the municipality of Mazarrón, as the alleged perpetrator of a drug trafficking offence.
This is a Moroccan citizen, aged 58, who along with the drugs, money and effects seized; and the proceedings, has been placed at the disposal of the Court of Instruction number 2 of Totana, whose owner has ordered his imprisonment.