Torremolinos leather goods shop in international drug raid

Spain
Published:  28 July, 2013

Not content in just dealing in leather goods, the owner of this store laundered some 13 million euros in drug money, according to officials from Spain's Guardia Civil on July 28.

Officials described this as being part of one of the biggest money-laundering and drug-trafficking networks in Europe.

This network, comprising mainly Moroccans, also included a group in northern Africa, who were in charge of the cultivation and processing of the hashish. Other members of the gang would then smuggle it into Spain from Morocco using Zodiac-style inflatable boats.

Dubbed "Operation Túnida", the operation was carried out by Spain's Guardia Civil, the Belgian police and Europol, under the coordination of Eurojust, which is the EU’s judicial cooperation unit.

A total of 46 people been arrested in the operation.

Source: Digital Journal

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