The Court of First Instance and Instruction number 1 of Roquetas de Mar (Almería) has provisionally released eight people arrested last Monday for their alleged relationship with a cache of 1,300 kilos of hashish not having requested any part, including the Prosecutor’s Office, his entry into prison.
Among the eight detainees brought to justice is a Civil Guard official investigated for providing information to alleged drug traffickers to carry out drug landings. The fact that the prosecutor did not request prison for any of those arrested It has roused the police forces that act against drug trafficking in Andalusia. “It has not been up to the task”, point out police sources consulted by EL ESPAÑOL.
The investigating judge, through the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA), has evaded all responsibility and has pointed directly to the Prosecutor’s Office. Through a statement, the TSJA indicates that, according to the Spanish legal system, “the judges cannot agree on the measure of preventive detention if it is not requested by the prosecution.”
In this case, the investigating judge called the corresponding appearance of provisional prison for four of the detainees in order to order his admission to prison or his provisional release.
In this appearance, the statement continues, “the Almería Anti-Drug Prosecutor’s Office did not request entry into prison for any of them,” so the judge agreed to their provisional release investigated for crimes of criminal organization, drug trafficking, bribery and discovery and disclosure of secrets. In addition, they have been imposed precautionary measures for the withdrawal of passport and the obligation to appear periodically in court.
The investigation carried out by the OCON Group (Organ of Coordination against Drug Trafficking) of the Civil Guard is to an alleged criminal group among whose functions would be found not only the trafficking and transport of hashish on a large scale by recreational boats, but also labor of logistics, supply and refueling supplies for powerful drug trafficking boats to introduce narcotic substances between Morocco and southern Spain.
A possible international network of Romanian origin and its connection with other organizations for alleged exports of hashish to other countries, mainly the United Kingdom, is being investigated. In addition to seizures of hashish of notorious importance through the use of ships, an agent of the Civil Guard was arrested allegedly paid by the organization and who would be dedicated to providing information to facilitate landings in exchange for bribes.
Those investigated, in addition to an alleged distribution of tasks and functions, with the participation of numerous people in succession during the criminal activity, would use satellite phones, frequency jammers, night vision goggles and other sophisticated electronic devices for the introduction of drugs that have been apprehended. Dozens of gasoline jugs ready for refueling have been seized, as well as a high-powered motor for high-speed inflatable boats, as well as around 10,000 euros in cash.
High-end vehicles whose value is each between 50,000 and 100,000 euros have been seized. Those investigated would have a high purchasing power with properties in several countries and companies presumably dedicated to money laundering.
During the course of these investigations, five high-end pleasure boats -yachts- were identified that would have resulted in two seizures of about 1,300 kilos of hashish, which is a drug seized in the market for a value greater than the two and a half million euros.