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Arrested five people, including one minor, who formed a group dedicated to drug trafficking in Orihuela

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National Police agents have been arrested in Orihuela (Alicante) – five people, including a minor, who acted as a criminal group allegedly dedicated to the traffic of narcotic substances at retail.

As reported by the National Police in a press release, the arrested used two homes located in a central district of the city as a warehouse and place of distribution of all types of narcotic substances. Even in one of the buildings had been conditioning a room to house a marijuana cultivation type “indoor”.

With this police operation, carried out jointly with the Local Police of Orihuela, has managed to disrupt two black points of sale of drugs located in the centre of the town. The police investigation, which has been developed by officers of the Brigade of Judicial Police of the police Station of Orihuela, had its start in the mid of the month of December and has been developed thanks to the information received and through surveillance discrete place.

Thanks to the first investigations it was determined that the two addresses referred to had established a criminal group of five persons who allegedly was being dedicated to the traffic of different narcotic substances such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.

Within the group there was “a clear distribution of tasks and a structure very hierarchical”, from the managers to sell the substance to which target customers in the middle of the street and drove up to the home and which exercised surveillance work to detect the presence of police. In this way, the members of the organization took great security measures to hinder the work of the researchers.

The modus operandi was always the same, buyers are approaching real estate, where they received indications of suspected traffickers, is subsequently introduced in the housing and after a few minutes they came out in haste from them. In the framework of the research, on the part of agents of the police Station of Orihuela has made a “significant” number of minutes of intervention of narcotic substances in the surroundings of the place.

Once identified the members of the group developed a special device set of the National Police and the Local Police of Orihuela that got the detention of the five investigated.

After the arrests were made two records in that it dismantled a marijuana plantation with more than 60 plants in a state of growth and flowering, it involved almost 6,000 euros in cash and various useful for the sale of drugs at retail, besides jewels of great economic value. In addition, it was also possible to see how one of the houses was connected illegally to the electricity supply.

The detainees, aged between 17 and 35 years, were accused of the crime of drug trafficking, membership of a criminal organization and fraud of electrical fluid, and have been placed at the disposal of the Court of Instruction of Guard of Orihuela, with the exception of the minor who went to the office of the Prosecutor of Minors of Alicante.


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