Police in Tenerife arrest six members of Hells Angels chapter for drug offences and controlling nightlife
The Civil Guard and the Tax Agency in the framework of the joint operation called “JABALÍ-VULCANO”, has dismantled a criminal organisation based in Tenerife led by the Chapter of the Canary Islands of the biker group HELLS ANGELS, arresting six of its members.
The operation saw raids on six properties, uncovering two
highly sophisticated marijuana plantations in the towns of Guargacho and
Garachico and a marijuana consumption site located in the area of greatest
tourist concurrence on the coast of Adeje, owned by one of the detainees
The investigation began in September last year and has
had the support of police and customs authorities in Denmark, Norway and
Among the detainees of various nationalities – two
German citizens, a Pole, a Frenchman, a Serb and a Spaniard – all of them with
different police and judicial backgrounds, was an individual who was in custody
of one of the marijuana plantations. He had an indictment issued by the Serbian
authorities for his extradition, as he was identified as a member of the most
important criminal group in history dedicated to robberies and robberies, Pink
Another detainee had an international arrest warrant
from the French authorities for crimes related to pimping.
“Thanks to the research developed, the agents
have been able to ascertain that the main channel of illicit financing used by
the members of Hells Angels of the Canary Islands and their support groups, was
the cultivation, elaboration and distribution of narcotic substances and to coerce
and control certain labour sectors such as tattoo businesses or the safety of
nightclubs,” said a police spokesman.
In the raids, items seized included:
More than 1,000 marijuana plants.
Numerous amounts of marijuana prepared for drying and
prepared for distribution.
Large amount of specific material for intensive indoor
cultivation, treatment, processing and distribution of marijuana and its
Seven prohibited weapons (two compressed air rifles, a laser
gun, an extensible defence wand, a machete and two razors.
A GPS beacon.
Twenty electronic devices.
The operation has been developed by the Information
Service of the Civil Guard, members of the DAVA of the Tax Agency, Citizen
Security Units of the Command of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Traffic Group,
SEPRONA, GRS-8, Cynological Service and Unit of Helicopters and coordinated by
the Anti-Drug Prosecutor’s Office and the Court of Instruction No. 2 of
Granadilla de Abona.