16 Sep, 2020 @ 15:50
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Cuban kingpin couple who supplied cocaine to ‘majority of dealers’ across Spain’s Mallorca brought down

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A CRIMINAL organisation allegedly responsible for supplying cocaine to the majority of drug dealers in Mallorca has been dismantled.

As part of ‘Operation Gunpowder,’ 16 ‘members’ of the gang were arrested in multiple dawn raids carried out by the Policia Nacional.

This included a Cuban couple, considered to be the ‘kingpins’ of the organisation.

According to the police force, all of the other detainees are of Spanish nationality.

The detainees allegedly introduced large consignments of high-purity cocaine from South America which were then cut at a makeshift laboratory installed inside a flat in Palma.

Once packaged, the narcotics were distributed to other drug traffickers across the island.

Investigators consider the dismantled gang as the most active drug trafficking group in the whole of Mallorca and who became notorious during Spain’s state of alarm period.

The organisation were able to maintain constant activity during the months of confinement where they used sophisticated practices to evade the police.

In total, officers raided nineteen houses, several farms and storage rooms in Palma as well as in the villages of Santa Maria, Santa Eugenia, Campos, Bunyola and Can Picafort.

It comes after police busted another large-scale narcotics laboratory in Mallorca.

As part of ‘Operation Gas,’ Policia Nacional officers had believed they shut down one of the main suppliers of narcotics on the island.

In the raid copious amounts of cocaine, speed and ecstasy were found.

Isha Sesay

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