Dismantled a cocaine trafficking network in the provinces of Albacete, Cuenca and Valencia

The 'Torreta-Resoli' operation of the National Police has managed to dismantle in just over two months an important criminal organization, dedicated to cocaine trafficking, which supplied drugs to different municipalities in the Manchuela region of Cuenca and Albacete.

Dismantled a cocaine trafficking network in the provinces of Albacete, Cuenca and Valencia

The 'Torreta-Resoli' operation of the National Police has managed to dismantle in just over two months an important criminal organization, dedicated to cocaine trafficking, which supplied drugs to different municipalities in the Manchuela region of Cuenca and Albacete.

This police coup has allowed the arrest of 13 people, as well as the seizure of 42 kilograms of cocaine, 36,000 euros in cash and a vehicle. They operated from Castillejo de Iniesta and used a business in Motilla del Palancar as a cover.

In the month of April of this year, the investigators in charge of the repression of crimes against drug trafficking focused their suspicions on two individuals, aged 50 and 54, who apparently would be supplying cocaine, on a regular basis, to different traffickers from Albacete.

To carry out their transactions, they met either inside, or in the vicinity, of a restaurant in the Polígono Industrial Campollano, in Albacete. Following the trail of the alleged traffickers, it was found out that they resided in Cuenca, specifically in the towns of Castillejo de Iniesta and Motilla del Palancar, and that they had a wide network of clients in towns as disparate as Albacete, Almansa, Quintanar del Rey , Cuenca, Ledaña and other municipalities in the Manchuela region.

In addition, they used a business located in Motilla del Palancar, run by one of those investigated, to cover the alleged illicit transactions. It was also possible to find out that different people from Valencia came to Castillejo de Iniesta with some regularity in what appeared to be drug supply operations.

These drug couriers belonged to a criminal organization based in the cities of Valencia and Xirivella, and their main mission was to transport cocaine, daily, aboard "heated" vehicles.

Through the application of laborious investigation techniques, the National Police managed to identify the leader of the organization in Valencia, who had several properties where he stored the narcotic substance waiting to be distributed to traffickers of a lower echelon.

With all the members of the organization identified, and the possible places of custody of the narcotic substance discovered, all that remained was to wait for those under investigation to carry out a new relevant drug transaction.

This was carried out on June 17, taking advantage of the fact that the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha was on holiday for the Corpus Christi festival. Those investigated were convinced that it was a favorable date to carry out an important sale of cocaine, so they went to the town of Almansa to supply one of their main clients, an individual who already had a criminal record for drug trafficking. drugs.

Two couriers from the organization moved with two kilograms of cocaine to the town of Albacete, accompanied by the two individuals from Castillejo de Iniesta and Motilla del Palancar who were supervising the supply operation at the time they were surprised by the agents, detaining the four involved and the recipient of the narcotic substance.

This seizure of drugs was the trigger for the deployment of a broad police and judicial device to dismantle the organization and arrest the remaining members of it, including the leader who was based in Valencia.

With the practice of entry and search procedures in the homes of those investigated and in the places where the drug was kept, another 40 kilograms of cocaine were seized: 34 of them were found in a house in the center of Valencia, three more in another house in the Benimámet neighborhood (Valencia), and the remaining 3 kilos were hidden in a house in Castillejo de Iniesta (Cuenca).

In addition, the agents seized 36,000 euros in cash, a vehicle, mobile phones, a kilogram of cutting substance, precision scales and tools for dosing and distributing the drug.

Of the 13 members of the criminal organization that have been arrested, five of them were in Almansa, three in Albacete and five in Valencia. As for the records, two of them were made in Valencia, one in Albacete, another in Almansa, one in Motilla del Palancar and four in Castillejo de Iniesta.

The Narcotics Group of the Provincial Police Station of Albacete and the Local Police Station of Xirivella have participated in the 'Torreta-Resoli' operation, and have had the operational support of the Prevention and Reaction Unit (UPR) of Albacete, as well as of the Canine Guides Unit of Valencia.

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