The Policía Nacional, in collaboration with the French police, have busted a drugs gang operating between Motril and France.
Four people were arrested as part of Operación Orleans and 500 kilos of hashish seized, together with two vehicles. One of the seized vehicles was a lorry rig, one of whose fuel tanks had been converted to hide the illegal drugs.
Police investigations began in 2017 when they got wind of an international drugs gang operating between the north of France and the south of Spain.
Cooperation with the French police turned up that a road-haulage company in Motril was involved. Meanwhile the Drugs Squad in Motril had narrowed down their investigation to several transport companies, or more precisely, their lorries.
The adapted lorries worked in conjunction with several other vehicles that went ahead as scouts to warn of road checks etc.
The Spanish police tipped off the French police in Orleans that one of the suspected lorries was heading into France, so the French police intercepted it and its ‘escorts.’
Those arrested were three men and a woman, aged between 44 and 51, all of Spanish nationality.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)