ONGOING police investigations stemming from the seizure of a six ton haul of cocaine on the Costa del Sol in 2018 has led them to a major weapons armoury in Malaga.
They found an AK-47 assault rifle, five Skorpion assault rifles, two semi-automatic pistols, a revolver, four grenades, three silencers and “a lot” of ammunition, all ready for use. These were found in the boot of a car parked in a garage that was linked to one of the gang members.
16 members of the major criminal organisation, which has Dutch connections, were arrested at the time of the original drugs haul and a further four have been charged since, two in Holland, one in Austria and one in Costa Rica, showing the size and reach of the gang. Several million euros worth of property, 1.5 million euros in cash and a fleet of 35 performance cars have also been seized since the huge operation commenced. The cars had been modified to hide drugs and transfer them throughout Europe, say police.