Spanish National Police takes down violent criminal organization, with home base in Alicante & Elche
Written by Costa Blanca Radio on 14 June 2023
Agents of the Spanish National Police have rounded up a dangerous and violent criminal organization, specializing in violent robberies of drug smugglers. The gang operated in the provinces of Alicante, Albacete, Murcia and Granada. The gang had their home base in Alicante and Elche. The gang is distinguished by their large amount of experience, use of violence and impersonating members of the police or security. A total of 49 individuals have been arrested for drug trafficking offenses, robbery with violence and intimidation, belonging to a criminal organization, animal cruelty, counterfeiting money and illegal possession of weapons. The 39 men and 10 women are all of Spanish and Arab descent and are between the ages of 23 and 78.