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Polish gang moved a tonne of cannabis a month from Spain

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Jul 23, 2022

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the ZUREK operation, has dismantled a Polish criminal organization based in the province of Malaga, but with connections in Murcia, Cádiz and Granada, arresting eleven people.

The investigation begins when the Polish police learn that a powerful criminal organization from their country was based in Andalusia, dedicated to transporting drugs to northern Europe. The members of the organization would be dangerous people with extensive police records in Poland. One of them, in addition to a history of drug trafficking, was a member of a radicalized holligan gang in his country and another of them, for crimes against public health, kidnapping and torture.

Given this information, the agents initiate investigations to locate the members of the organization. After a laborious investigation it is found that they could be residing in a house located in Manilva (Málaga).

Later, it becomes clear that the members of the organization maintained great discipline regarding security; using security vehicles on the routes, making long journeys to reach the destination, placing people as “points” during drug loading operations, etc.

In addition, the agents observe a person who meets with the targets and who realizes that he is the leader of the group. This is a Polish citizen, M.Z.L. 36 years old, with a European Arrest Warrant for Extradition for drug trafficking in his country and who was believed to be in the British Isles.

The civil guards suspect that the organization was going to transport drugs and organize a monitoring device that takes them from Malaga to Granada, from Granada to Cádiz and finally to Murcia.

Suspecting that they could be moving a large amount of marijuana, the agents stopped the truck in Alicante, finding 162 kilos of marijuana in the false bottom of the air conditioning machines, which was the merchandise it was transporting, for which they detained the two people who were travelling in the truck.


Knowing the members of the organization, their residences and their role in it, 6 entries and searches are carried out in the towns of: Songonera la Seca in Murcia, Estepona and Manilva in Malaga, Pulianas and Pinos Puentes in Granada and in Sanlúcar of Barrameda in Cadiz.

In the records, a short ammunition weapon with a charger, 3 vehicles, 100,000 euros in cash, two 300 hp outboard motors, money counting and vacuum packaging machines, as well as 378 kilograms of marijuana buds, have been intervened.

In total, eleven people have been arrested, five Poles and six Spaniards, in addition 564 kilograms of marijuana have been seized, and an important criminal organization that was transporting approximately one ton of marijuana per month to northern Europe has been dismantled.

Civil guards from OCON-SUR UCO and from the Alicante, Murcia, Cádiz, Málaga, and Granada commands participated in the ZUREK operation, as well as agents from the Poland Police Central Beuro of Investigation Field Branch Olsztyn.

Dom Don’t play

It is the first faction of this dismantled youth gang on this island. The judicial authority decreed the internment in reported provisional prison and without bail for the six detainees. A seventh person, a minor, was also arrested as a collaborator of the group, who was released after communication to the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.

This criminal group had carried out several physical attacks with knives during the last three months in the Corralejo area, north of the island of Fuerteventura. They acted in nightlife places in order to dominate and control the area, in which they acted against four victims who received several stab wounds with serious danger to their lives. Two of these assaults were considered by investigators to be attempted homicide.


The Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of the Las Palmas Command began the investigation after learning of the first of these attacks, which occurred in April of this year. The Civil Guard detected that the perpetrators of the stabbings did not act alone, but rather they did so in an organized manner to show authority during nightlife hours in various nightclubs.

In this way, the agents were able to identify that these actions corresponded to the way of acting of the Dominican Don’t Play youth gang, which intended to settle as a faction of this gang for the first time on the island of Fuerteventura.

In their violent activities, the perpetrators chose their victims both randomly with stabbings in the back, justifying a previous disagreement, and with previous group brawls. To avoid being identified, after committing the attacks they hid the knives in their vehicles and changed their clothes so as not to be recognized by witnesses or by the Civil Guard agents.\

After the last attack that occurred in the early hours of July 17, the agents carried out the exploitation of the operation with an entry and search in the place that they used to meet as a group and youth gang. There, symbols of the Dominican Don’t Play were seized, handgun ammunition, a simulated handgun and various white weapons such as semi-automatic knives, knives or manual nail punches, in addition to various computer equipment.

Finally, the members of this youth gang based in the north of the island were arrested. The judicial authority decreed the entry into provisional prison communicated and without bail for the six detained adults, while the seventh person, a minor, was released after being brought to the attention of the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.

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