The Internal Affairs Unit of the National Police has arrested several agents in an operation with the Civil Guard for the alleged relationship of officials of the State Security Forces and Bodies with a crime of drug trafficking, as reported to police sources. 22 arrests have been made in the operation.
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The arrests have taken place in a national operation against drug trafficking that is being carried out in various municipalities of Extremadura.
With this operation, according to a statement from the General Directorate of the Police, a complex criminal network settled in the province of Badajoz made up of several organizations that interacted with each other and allegedly dedicated to the cultivation, processing, manipulation and subsequent distribution of marijuana in the province of Badajoz.
As reported on Tuesday by the Government delegate in Extremadura, Yolanda García Seco , the operation was started on Tuesday by the Central Operational Unit of the Civil Guard, under the direction of a court in Torrevieja (Alicante) and is still open.
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García Seco has assured that after a long and complex investigation , 22 people have been detained, in a coordinated manner by the acting units, including several members of the State security forces and bodies, having carried out more of 20 entries and records in homes.
In addition, four “indoor” marijuana plantations with more than 3,000 plants have been located and dismantled , and a large number of tools have been intervened for their installation.
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The Government delegate has specified that the operation is under summary secrecy , although she has confirmed that among the detainees are agents of the National Police and a civil guard.
Yolanda García Seco has specified that the operation has been developed in collaboration with Internal Affairs of both bodies , and has urged “to respect both the secrecy of summary and the presumption of innocence of the agents”, so we have to wait to see ” how the rest of the operation unfolds “.
The government official has taken the opportunity to highlight “the value of the entire Extremadura Police Headquarters and Civil Guard in their fight against drug trafficking”, which have shown “an intense and effective commitment to dismantle dozens of plantations, caches, arrests and operations of national and international relevance “.