Drug traffickers arrested following tip-off

Caption: BUSTED: Surveillance operation nets three suppliers. Photo credit: Policia Nacional

TWO MEN and one woman have been arrested by police in Elche suspected of drug trafficking.

The three detainees, aged between 26 and 37-years-old are Spanish and Colombian nationals.

The group were dedicated to the sale and distribution of narcotics throughout Alicante and Murcia provinces and the authorities were alerted by a tip-off around three months ago from a resident in Elche that someone could be supplying drugs in the city.

The prime suspect was then monitored for several weeks with the focus on where he lived.  They followed him to where he supplied the other members of the group before they continued with the ongoing distribution in the cities.

The police eventually pounced on a car that contained all three of the suspects as they were about to take delivery of more drugs and found 2,2 kilograms of cocaine.

In addition, when they searched the home of the main suspect, police found a further 100 grams of cocaine already prepared in small doses for sale, half a kilo of hashish, a substantial number of marijuana plants and a glass jar containing small blocks of hashish ready for selling.  They also discovered €48,575 in cash.

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