The National Police and the Gendarmerie The French have culminated the so-called ‘Rubber’ operation, in which a gang of drug traffickers that transported hashish from the Costa del Sol to Nantes (France). The members of the network transported the drug by road, in vehicles adapted with double bottoms to hide the load.

In this operation, six men of French nationality, between 27 and 40 years old, have been arrested, accused of the alleged crimes of membership in a criminal organization, drug trafficking, illegal possession of weapons and falsification of documents.

The Police have seized a total of 344 kilos of hashish and has carried out five searches in homes in Estepona, Marbella and Benahavís in which they have intervened, among other effects, a stir, ammunition, 137,825 euros in cash, two banknote counting machines, a drone, three micro video surveillance cameras, two geolocation devices, two identity cards and three forged driving licenses.

The research, developed by the UDYCO Costa del Sol of the National Police, began in March, when an organization based in the western part of the province was detected, carrying out frequent road trips to France. Since then, vehicles have been intercepted with drugs hidden in double funds, some of them in France thanks to the collaboration of the French Gendarmerie.

Finally, in September the operation was carried out, with the records made in Estepona, Marbella and Benahavís. In addition to the six arrested in Spain, there are five other people arrested in France, allegedly related to the events. The Examining Court number 2 of Estepona has taken charge of the proceedings.

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