Drugs gang trafficked hashish between Gran Canaria and Tenerife
Police in the Canary Islands have broken up a gang dedicated to moving large caches of hashish between Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
Ten men and a woman, aged between 23 and 44 years, were arrested as alleged perpetrators of a crime of drug trafficking.
Although the operation took place between the two Canary provinces, six of the eleven people arrested were stopped in Icod de los Vinos. Nine of them had police records and all are Spanish except for one Moroccan.
They are accused of dis-tributing the drug through parcel companies following the investigation which involved the seizure of 250 kilos of hashish and 210,000 euros.
The police investigation began at the end of last year, when the shipment of these 250 kilos of hashish was detected when being despatched in the customs of the capital of Tenerife. It was then that the drugs were found and those implicated in Icod de los Vinos were arrested.
Further investigations uncovered a group dedicated to transport and distribution between the islands and revealed this seizure was not the first time it had happened.
This criminal network carried out the shipments of drugs and money through parcel companies, camouflaged between legal merchandise.
For this purpose, they used a team of people with defined functions: some were in charge of preparing the shipments and others to collect them at the destination.