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May 18, 2022

Agents of the National Police, in a joint operation with the French National Police, have dismantled an international organization allegedly dedicated to drug trafficking between Spain and France.

It is a network of French origin that operated in our country where it was supplied through local drug suppliers. Nine people have been arrested, three of them in Torremolinos and the remaining six in France, and three searches have been carried out in the same municipality of Malaga. They used the Go Fast method, which consists of renting vehicles to cross the peninsula at high speed loaded with drugs to their destination.

It is a network of French origin that operated in our country where it was supplied through local drug suppliers. Nine people have been arrested, three of them in Torremolinos and the remaining six in France, and three searches have been carried out in the same municipality of Malaga.

The Go Fast method consists of renting vehicles to cross the peninsula at high speed loaded with drugs to their destination.

The operation began earlier this year when, through the existing coordination channels between the countries of Spain and France, the French authorities reported the presence of this criminal group in our country.

According to the data provided, drug traffickers were making frequent trips to Spain, mainly to the Costa del Sol, where they established contacts that supplied them with drugs. Likewise, for their transport they mainly used rental vehicles with which they crossed the national territory by road until they reached their country through the Irún border crossing, where they had infrastructure on both sides.

With all this information, the researchers were able to detect several members of the French network when they were preparing to hold a meeting in Irun with Spanish suppliers. A few days later, the agents again detected the presence of the components of the French branch in our country, specifically on the Costa del Sol, to stock up on drugs. After holding several meetings in Granada, they took a new batch of narcotic substance and returned to France. For this reason, the police, in a joint device, arrested these six people of French nationality, in addition to carrying out different searches involving 44 kilograms of cannabis, 600 grams of cocaine, €7,140 in cash and 4 vehicles.

With regard to Spain, a police operation has been carried out that culminated in the arrest of three Spanish citizens in Torremolinos (Málaga), as well as the search of their three homes, in the same municipality, in which four kilograms of hashish, three kilograms of marijuana and 3,400 euros in cash have been seized.

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