TWO MEN and a woman have been detained for dealing heroin in El Palo.
The group now face conviction after police found 63 grams of heroin, 80 of hashish and 23 of marijuana at a property in the Malaga neighbourhood.
The raid, carried out under “Operation Avipsa,” also saw police seize €1,513 in cash and three precision scales. The group, aged between 24 and 48, also face charges of belonging to a criminal organisation.
Police observed several people coming and going at the property and identified one man, aged 48. Officers also say they observed a man and a woman helping the man, with the woman allegedly keeping lookout for the group, as well as hiding and preparing the drugs.
Last month two men and two women were detained for selling drugs in Estepona.The group, aged between 42 and 79 years’ old, allegedly sold heroin, cocaine, marijuana and hashish from a home in the town where they also allowed buyers to take the narcotics.
Officers began investigating in September following reports of dealing in the area. On searching one property, National Police found 177.8 grams of marijuana, 720 grams of hashish, 0.5 grams of heroin, 62 wraps of cocaine 29 methadone pills. Officers also seized nine sets of scales for weighing the narcotics, one shotgun, two replica pistols, eight weapons, €201 in cash, 16 mobile phones, four televisions, six tablets and four laptops.
The same month a Spanish was detained in France for smuggling one ton of cannabis from Malaga.
The 35-year-old is being held after his truck was searched by officers in Montmarault near Lyon. Police say he was stopped due to collaboration between the Spanish and French authorities.
At the same time a man was arrested in Malaga for importing 65 kilos of cocaine. The accused has been handed over to a court in Alegciras and police have not ruled out further arrests after they discovered the drugs at Algeciras port.
Officers from the Tax Agency and Guardia Civil seized the narcotics after becoming suspicious of a shipment. Using a non-intrusive scanner, officers discovered the cocaine had been hidden in eight small metal cylinders covered in lead.
The scanner showed officers the shipment’s contents did not match their description and they began to examine the objects. Looking into the cylinders, they found pills which, when tested, where found to be cocaine.