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Cocaine gang used human mules for Fuerteventura smuggling 

National Police have dismantled a criminal organisation dedicated to drug trafficking between the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands.

A total of 19 people have been arrested, most of them of Dominican origin but one of Colombian nationality with ages between 29 and 41 years, several of them with police records.

The human couriers or mules ingested or attached to their body the cocaine they transported by air from Barcelona to Fuertevent-ura.

The leaders of the organisation were in Barcelona, where a search was carried out that resulted in two detainees and the seizure of part of the cocaine, in addition to precursors and cutting material.

Raids were carried out in Puerto del Rosario, Antigua and Corralejo. In the operation, a total of 3,450 grams of cocaine were seized and 21,800 euros.

The investigation began when police became aware of the existence of an organisation that introduced narcotic substances by air on the island of Fuerteventura, through human couriers or mules.

They discovered those responsible were based in Barcelona, where they pre-pared the mules and cocaine destined for Fuerteventura, where it was distributed.

Each member of the network performed a specific function within the structure.