VIDEO: 13 members of the "Balkan cartel" were arrested, the Spanish police entered their bunker
Agents of the National Police in Spain, in cooperation with their colleagues from Serbia, broke up a criminal organization of Serbian origin in Barcelona, which was allegedly engaged in international drug trafficking.
On that occasion, as reported by the Spanish media, five marijuana plantations were discovered in which more than 37.000 plants were seized.
In six provincial municipalities, 13 people were arrested and six searches were carried out in which 25 kilograms of marijuana buds and 32.000 euros in cash were seized, writes Blitz.
The plantations were located in populated areas, far from urban centers, and the largest ones were placed in an abandoned hostel, which they had previously converted into a bunker.
🚩Dismantled a marihuana plantation installed in an abandoned alternative club
🚔6 registros en cinco municipios de # Barcelona
➡️In addition to the plants, 25 kg of buds and 32.000 have been intervened 💶 pic.twitter.com/q126WAlAG4
- National Police (@policia) December 7, 2023
As stated further, in addition to drug trafficking, the suspects also supplied so-called "baby" plants to sellers in Barcelona.
The investigation began in January of this year as a result of an exchange of information between the Serbian and Spanish police about the leader of a criminal group of Serbian origin who lived in Spain and were particularly active in the drug trade with their relatives of the same nationality.
"After the investigators located and identified all the members of the organization, they discovered that they were in charge of managing the exploitation of several marijuana plantations in different parts of the province of Barcelona. The organization was structured in a pyramidal way, with a clear distribution of functions that all its members knew and performed in a coordinated and subordinate manner, with full discretion in communication in order to guarantee their safety," the source told the Spanish media. In addition to the above, the police also confiscated three mobile phones and one vehicle.