A Polish criminal organization based in the province of Malaga has fallen after being dismantled by the Civil Guard in the framework of the ZUREK operation. With connections in Murcia, Cádiz and Granada, and with residence in Manilva, eleven people have been arrested.

The investigation begins when the Polish police learn that a powerful criminal organization in his country was based in Andalusia, dedicating himself to transporting drugs to northern Europe. The members of the organization would be dangerous people with numerous police records in Poland. One of them, in addition to a history of drug trafficking, was a member of a radicalized gang of holligans in his country and another of them for crimes against public health, kidnapping and torture.

The members of the organization maintained great discipline regarding security, using security vehicles on the journeys, making long journeys to reach the destination, placing people as “points” during drug loading operations, among other actions.

Agents became aware of the leadership of this group by a 36-year-old Polish citizen, MZL, with a European Arrest Warrant for Extradition for drug trafficking in his country and believed to be in the British Isles.

The civil guards suspected that the organization was going to transport drugs and organized a monitoring device that takes them from Malaga to Granada, from Granada to Cádiz and finally to Murcia. Suspecting that they could be transporting a large quantity of marijuana, the agents stopped the truck in Alicante, finding 162 kilos of marijuana in the double bottom of air conditioning machines, which was the merchandise it was transporting, for which they detained the two people who were riding in the truck.

Knowing the members of the organization, their residences and their role in it, 6 entries and records were made in the towns of Songonera la Seca in Murcia, Estepona and Manilva in Malaga, Pulianas and Pinos Puentes in Granada and in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cádiz.

The records have intervened a handgun ammunitioned with a magazine, 3 vehicles, 100,000 euros in cash, two 300 hp outboard motors, money counting and vacuum packaging machines, as well as 378 kilograms of marijuana buds.

In total, eleven people have been arrested: five Poles and six Spaniards. They have also been seized 564 kilograms of marijuana, and dismantling a major criminal organization that was transporting roughly one ton of marijuana a month to northern Europe.

Civil guards from OCON-SUR UCO and from the Comandancias of Alicante, Murcia, Cádiz, Málaga, and Granada have participated in the ZUREK operation, as well as agents from the Poland Police Central Beuro of Investigation Field Branch Olsztyn.

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