Twelve Brits arrested in Magaluf for selling high purity cocaine
Twelve Brits were arrested by police in Magaluf for peddling cocaine following a major drugs swoop in the tourist resort.
Officers raided a number of premises as part of the second phase of “Operation Daju” and part of Mallorca’s overall bid to clean up its image.
The raids took place both in Magaluf and in Punta Ballena. At least 12 propert-ies were targeted by the police.
In total, 14 people were arrested, 12 of them Brits, one Spanish and one Dominican.
Three kilograms of high purity cocaine was seized, together with smaller quantities of other drugs, inclu-ding MDMA, 103,000 euros in cash and four vehicles.
The operation has been homing in on the supply of cocaine mainly to Brits who flood in to Magaluf and its neighbouring party resorts this summer.
In the first phase, several British suspects, as well as some Spaniards, were arrested for supplying cocaine to sellers in Maga-luf.
Police said they had deliberately planned to flood the market this August in view of the huge number of young tourists in the resort.
The cocaine was being sold to holidaymakers by touts who used the disguise of “ticketers” ie offering them tickets to get into clubs or pubs.
The drugs were smuggled into Mallorca on pleasure boats, once again using the huge number of vessels in the marinas to act as a cover.
Many kilos of cocaine were then stored in special safe houses waiting for distribu-tion and were regularly replenished.
In the first part of the operation at the end of July, police seized five kilos of cocaine, four kilos of cutting substance, ten mobile phones, substances for the manipulation and adulteration of drugs and 6,500 euros in cash.
At the time, local residents told the Spanish press that they were aware of the drug sellers and were very worried about their presence, especially as children lived in the area.
The cocaine seized was described as “pure”.