17 Nov, 2020 @ 19:15
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Smell leads to downfall of international drugs gang exporting to Switzerland from Spain’s Costa Blanca

International Drugs Gang Used A Warehouse On Spain S Costa Blanca In Big Swiss Export Racket

A STENCH of marijuana wafting out of an Alicante area warehouse has led to the downfall of a major drugs supply line to Switzerland.

Drugs worth potentially €750,000 on the Swiss black market were seized by the Guardia Civil.

The operation was rumbled after complaints over a strong odour seeping out at an industrial estate in San Vicente del Raspeig.

Guardia Civil agents used their noses to track the smell down to a warehouse which officially was meant to distribute hemp.

Frequent comings and goings at the premises were noted over a week of Guardia surveillance.

Agents sprung into action when a large refrigerated lorry left the premises and they intercepted it.

325 kilos of marijuana was found stuffed into bin bags.

A raid was then mounted on the warehouse as a further 175 kilos of marijuana was seized in addition to a large haul of drug growing equipment.

A search of a car owned by the gang leader uncovered €29,500 crammed into the dashboard.

Five men were arrested, aged between 27 and 49, and of Swiss, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and French nationalities.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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