the essential A vast international drug trafficking has been dismantled in Catalonia. 61 people were arrested – including 13 in Spain – and 4 tonnes of cocaine seized. Sometimes very violent suspects. The drugs came from South America and trickled down to Europe.
The balance sheet is 61 people arrested, 4010 kilos of cocaine seized and 600 000 euros in cash. The criminal network had many branches and members in several countries. Spanish backbiters evoke a Balkan cartel. Police from Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia participated in the arrests. The operation was carried out under the coordination of Interpol in collaboration with the authorities of Colombia and the United States. It is the largest dismantled cocaine distribution network in Europe.
The drugs arrived from South America and were used to flood the European market from Spain. It is the arrest of a sailboat, on board which were two Croats and an American with 1.4 tons of cocaine in 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean, which is at the origin of this vast net.