13 Jul, 2022 @ 11:05
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Human trafficking gang planned fleet of charter boats for dangerous sea trips to Spain’s Murcia coast

Human Trafficking Gang Planned Fleet Of Charter Boats For Dangerous Sea Trips To Spain's Murcia Coast

FIVE members of a people trafficking and drug smuggling gang looking to expand in the Murcia region have been arrested by the Policia Nacional.

Four Algerian nationals and a Moroccan man were detained for human trafficking and smuggling.

Four of the group were immediately jailed following a San Javier court appearance.

The group was establishing itself in the La Manga area.

They planned to create a network of insecure boats to ferry people and narcotics into the area from North Africa.

The gang charged around €5,000 per person per trip.

Police seized a six-metre-long boat with a 150 horsepower engine.

Inquiries uncovered plans for the criminals to charter another five boats to expand their illegal operation.


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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