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8 forty sesterces for the people arrested for allegedly washing? of drug trafficking with houses and businesses in Alicante

The National Police have arrested eight people in the province of Alicante, five men and three women between the ages of 22 and 55, as criminals of money laundering and illicit money laundering, after discovering that four million in cash were said to have been obtained from them. drug trade between 2019 and 2021, which they have invested in different farms and businesses.

Investigations began at the end of 2021, after a police operation that resulted in five arrests for drug trafficking and the seizure of 21 kilograms of cocaine, as reported by the police force in a statement.

As a result of this operation, the special money laundering units of the National Police in Alicante began an investigation to determine the destination of the illicit funds.

criminal organization in general. The agents discovered that some of their members were part of commercial companies and engaged in commercial activities that could be used for funds of illegal origin.

Investigators have verified that the alleged principals of the administration, together with their family members and people close to them, are involved in various types of commercial activities.

In this way they confirmed the acquisition and restoration of a small palace in the center of Orihuela, as well as a country house in Quatretondeta, a town in the province of Alicante. These properties are used to provide The issues, namely the funds financed by the drug trade, would allow them to obtain legal products with which to launder illicit funds.

The police will also charge investments in activities such as a beauty center, a vehicle repair shop, a fast food restaurant or even a sports venue, all with the same illegal financing.

After the investigation, the agents proceeded to arrest eight people in Alicante, Mutxamel and Agost, among whom the main leaders of the order were deposed. They also proceeded to register four properties and commercial premises and blocked 16 real estate properties in Santa Pola, Orihuela, Busot, Mutxamel and Quatretondeta. In addition, nine vehicles and a large amount of computer equipment were involved.

Officials estimate that, in the period 2019-2022, this criminal organization could have introduced into the legal system about four million European coins due to alleged illegal operations, mainly due to drug trafficking. To achieve this, they turned to family members and people from their circle of faith. The detainees are now ready for the Office of the Court of Investigation in Alicante and Sant Vicent del Raspeig.

Investigations were carried out by the Money Laundering Group (UDEF), Alicante Provincial Station. Also in the operation, the judicial officials of the Police Brigade and the Canine Unit of the Police Station collaborated.

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