The Spanish Civil Guard dismantles an important criminal organization in Ibiza and seizes the largest amount of pink cocaine seized in Spain
The Spanish Civil Guard, within the framework of the VIA FORA operation, developed by the Group of Teams Against Organized Crime of the UCO in collaboration with EUROPOL, the British NCA, and the OCN-INTERPOL of the DIJIN (Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol ) of the National Police of the Republic of Colombia, has dismantled an international criminal organization based on the island of Ibiza dedicated to the production, importation and distribution of narcotic substances.
Yesterday, the Civil Guard carried out 12 house searches in the towns of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Es Cubells and Ibiza, which resulted in the arrest of a total of 12 people so far, those being investigated for crimes against public health, illicit possession of firearms and belonging to a criminal organization.
In a coordinated manner, members of the National Police of the Republic of Colombia proceeded to arrest two other components of the criminal organization who had recently traveled to Colombia to negotiate the acquisition of large amounts of cocaine.
In the house searches, 13.25 kg of “2CB” (pink cocaine) have been seized, being the largest seizure of this substance in Spain. In addition, 16.4 kg of cocaine, 5.6 kg of ketamine, 87,000 individual doses (tablets) of various substances, 439,000 euros in cash, 30,000 pounds sterling, 12,000 dollars, 10 medium and high-end vehicles, and several luxury watches.
Likewise, 3 short firearms and 1 submachine gun with a silencer have been seized, all of them of illicit origin, which would confirm the extremely violent nature of the now dismantled criminal organization, since they would be used to guarantee the collection of drugs distributed to other organizations. as well as to carry out “overturns” (theft of drug shipments from other organizations).
On the other hand, 11 vehicles owned by members of the criminal organization, a large number of mobile phone terminals, computer systems and relevant documentation in the investigation have been seized.
Due to the extreme danger of some of the components of the criminal structure now dismantled, these actions have had the support of the UEI (Special Intervention Unit) and the GAR (Rapid Action Group), in addition to the GRS 2 and the USECIC of the Balearic Islands.
The Civil Guard has also had the support of EUROPOL, the British NCA, and the collaboration of Dutch, Irish and German authorities.