In a joint operation with the French Police, the Spanish National Police has arrested in Fuengirola (Malaga) two French twin brothers suspected of crimes against public health
The brothers, both experts in martial arts, made part of an international drug trafficking network based in Paris, and they’re considered as “very dangerous” by French authorities, according to police sources.
At the moment of the arrest the suspects were carrying drug packages – 2.200 kilos- inside a vehicle on a motorway. According to the Spanish National Police other four members of the network have been arrested in France. In total, the operation allowed for the apprehension of 147.000 Euros, two weapons and six vehicles.
Several traffickers detained in Fuengirola
Thanks to a joint operation with agents from the French OCRTIS – Central Office for the Fight against Illegal Trafficking – the Police found a place in Fuengirola where a group of French hashish traffickers presumedly kept big quantities of drugs, which was ready for selling to a specific client. Police sources have claimed that it seems the gang used rental cars and other vehicles with French number plates for their trips.
In fact, investigators found a vehicle with a French number plate and a rental van close to the place where they kept the drug. (…)
Operation in France
At the same time, the French Police started the final phase of Operation Elephant, which had been ongoing since the beginning of 2009. It culminated with the arrest of four individuals and the apprehension of 147.000 Euro, two money-counting machines, a shotgun along with its charger and ammunitions and two luxury vehicles.