Police make another dent in arms trafficking network
Police in Spain have dismantled an organisation that supplied firearms to drug dealers in the Campo de Gibraltar.
The Civil Guard has arrested ten people and intervened 20 firearms and more than 12,400 cartridges, among other effects.
Two clandestine workshops have been found in which weapons were manipulated and silencers manufactured.
Operation Navero-Sherry was developed in the provinces of Seville, Cádiz, Córdoba, Madrid and Valencia and is part of an ongoing campaign across Spain.
The ten people arrested face crimes of arms trafficking, smuggling, the storage of weapons of war, illegal possession of arms, trafficking and storage of ammunition, theft with force, reception and trafficking of drugs.
The operation was started after police found two guns during a drugs raid in the Campo de Gibraltar. They had been smuggled into Spain in vehicles with secret com-partments.
In addition to the weapons and vehicles used, the Civil Guard seized 12 metres of explosive slow wick, two smoke grenades, gunpowder, numerous guns and firearms, as well as tools and machinery, night vision equipment and significant amounts of nar-cotics
In the last five years, there have been 30 operations against arms trafficking networks, resulting in 306 people arrested, more than 3,150 firearms seized and 346,700 metal cartridges seized.