THE Guardia Civil, in association with the Belgian authorities, have dismantled a Belgian criminal organisation ‘dedicated to the cultivation of marihuana’
In total, 10 people of Belgian, Spanish and French nationalities, including the alleged head of the organisation, have been arrested.
The head of the organisation, of Belgian origin, has been detained in Mijas following a move to the province of Malaga due to fleeing the authorities of his native Belgium.
According to sources, the Belgian authorities had informed the Guardia Civil that a well-known delinquent had fled the country and could possibly have settled in the province of Malaga.
After several weeks of investigating, the individual was located in an urbanisation in Mijas.
Once the ringleader was located and detained, the Belgian authorities proceeded to arrest the remaining members of the criminal network in Belgium.
Three “indoor” marihuana plantations have been dismantled, with 13.3 kilos of the drug, along with €230,000 in cash, 3 vehicles and 3 firearms have been seized.
The man has been placed at the disposal of the Central Court of Guard Instruction of Madrid, which will decide on his repatriation to Belgium to be tried for the crimes committed there.