POLICE have smashed two drug gangs, one of which planned to sell 101 kilos of cocaine in a Marbella shopping centre.
Five arrests were made in total, while investigators seized 621 kilos of illegal drugs between Marbs and Madrid.
Those held – all of Brazilian and Colombian nationality – are accused of shipping coke from the Spanish capital to the Costa del Sol.
The Marbella mall was chosen by suspects as the transfer location in a bid to ‘go unnoticed’ by officers.
But cops were made aware of the operation made arrests.
They also seized €11,000, 10 mobile phones and six cars.
The Colombians are believed to have run the gangs, while the Brazilians are believed to have acted as ‘brokers’.
A police probe was launched in February after agents received information, which to the discovery of a 400 kilo drug haul in a warehouse on a Madrid industrial estate.
Collaboration with Colombian and North American police then meant investigators could trace the drugs’ origins.
In September four of the gang were also caught red-handed in a Madrid car park with 120 packages of cocaine, including 30 concealed under the front seats of their car.