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Spain dismantles craft workshop where simulated or blank weapons were transformed into those suitable for live fire

Christian Fernsby |
The National Police and the French Anti-Drug Office (OFAST) have arrested eight people three in Spain and five in France belonging to a criminal organization that was allegedly dedicated to transporting drugs to France and converting weapons.

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A weapons handling workshop and two indoor marijuana plantations have been dismantled and 34 kilos of heroin, 80 kilos of hashish resin, 1,000 kilos of hashish, eight firearms and molds of ballistic parts have been seized.

The narcotic substances were supplied by a family clan based in the province of Toledo, which also manipulated simulated or blank weapons so that they were suitable for shooting with live fire.

The investigation began last April when the Department of the Interior of the French Embassy in Madrid, through the French Anti-Drug Office (OFAST), informed the National Police of the existence of a criminal group, based mainly in the city of Orleans, which would be supplying narcotics through Spanish drug trafficking networks.

The agents learned that one of those investigated had traveled to the Toledo town of Yuncos with the intention of acquiring a shipment of drugs to later distribute it in France.

Thus, once the drug was acquired, the convoy transporting it was intercepted in the town of Perpignan (France) by the authorities of this country, resulting in the arrest of four people and the seizure of 80 kilos of cannabis resin.

As a result of this intervention, various searches were carried out in the French country that culminated in the arrest of the main person responsible for the convoy and the seizure of 36 kilograms of heroin.

As a result of the investigation carried out in Spain, the agents confirmed that this drug was provided by a family clan settled in the municipality of Yuncos (Toledo), where they had established their base of operations in a house located on the outskirts of the municipality.

After the surveillance and monitoring of the members of this clan, the arrest of three people was carried out and a home search was carried out where two indoor marijuana crops of 1,314 plants and 1,000 kilograms of hashish were intervened.

The detainees processed these substances to modify them and pass them off as a higher quality narcotic and thus be able to increase their market price.

In addition, inside the house there was a workshop with everything necessary for the manufacture and modification of firearm parts that the leader of this clan used to rehabilitate unused, simulated or blank weapons, which once manipulated were suitable. for live fire shooting.

Eight short weapons (original and modified) capable of shooting were also located at the home, as well as a multitude of detonating and airsoft weapons, along with numerous parts, ballistic elements and countless ammunition of different types of caliber.

During the search, nearly 30,000 euros in cash were seized and a van that was listed as stolen was recovered.


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