A Columbian-led cocaine gang has been busted by the Policia Nacional on the Costa Blanca.
They’ve been accused of large-scale drug trafficking as they distributed cocaine in the Alicante and Villajoyosa areas.
They also face money laundering charges.
The Policia Nacional said the crew led a ‘life of luxury’ off the profits they made.
Three house searches included the discovery of 22 kilos of cocaine hidden in a sports bag at a Playa de San Juan garage.
Five people, aged in their 40s and originally from South America, have been arrested.
Three of them, including the ring-leader, have been jailed.
Money made from drug sales were laundered via businesses like car dealerships or home improvers.
A Columbian man was in charge of the whole operation.
He negotiated cocaine supplies and liaised with other Alicante Province drug traffickers.
A police raid on his home uncovered small samples of cocaine that he was going to verify were genuine before making any major purchases.
Image Credit: Alicante Policia Nacional