The entire Merida narcotics team arrested for collaborating with drug traffickers: 3,000 cannabis plants

The Internal Affairs Unit (UAI) of the National Police and the Central Operational Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard have just detained about twenty people, including a large number of agents from both bodies whose role was the fight against drug trafficking .

The investigation would have determined, after investigations carried out in recent months, the alleged involvement of these officers in a smuggling and drug trafficking plot.

As EL ESPAÑOL has been able to know and has advanced The world, Among the 20 detainees is the complete group of investigation of narcotics of Mérida (Badajoz), including his boss. In total five policemen. Others have also been arrested two agents of the Benemérita by its relation to the facts.

During the last two months, those responsible for Internal Affairs and the UCO were in Mérida consuming and verifying their investigations. That was when they discovered how some of their colleagues in the region, dedicated precisely to the fight against drug trafficking, were allegedly involved to the bottom in the events.

More than 3,000 plants

The complex criminal network was dedicated to the cultivation and distribution of marijuana in the Extremadura province. So far there are 22 people detained and four “indoor” plantations have been located and dismantled with a total of more than 3,000 plants.

In the entries and records carried out by the joint investigation of both bodies, a large number of tools have been intervened for their installation -lamps, halogens, air conditioning consoles, etc.-, as well as various vehicles.

The group was made up of several organizations that interacted with each other in the region. His work was mainly focused on the cultivation, processing, handling and subsequent distribution of marijuana in the region.

The investigation, which is under summary secrecy, has not yet been concluded, so the involvement of more people is not ruled out.

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