Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Spanish operation takes down corrupt police and customs officers

The Spanish Civil Guard and National Police have dismantled a drug trafficking network which relied on corrupt cops and customs officers to ship hundreds of millions of euros worth of cocaine and hashish into Western Europe. 61 were arrested, including five officers from the Civil Guard, one from the National Police and one from customs. ‘Clan de Tanger’ and ‘Clan del Sur’ are believed to have smuggled over 16 tonnes of cocaine and 150 tonnes of hashish via the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain for distribution across Europe. The drugs were hidden among shipments of tomatoes, watermelons and melons. The groups were operating around the Port of Algeciras.