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Arrested traffickers cultivated marijuana with classical music in three locations of Alicante

Written by on Nov 9, 2018

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Article Written & Published By: Las Provincias
Translated from Spanish to English

Arrested traffickers cultivated marijuana with classical music in three locations of Alicante

Image: One of the luxury homes where records have been made. / LP

The detainees used this musical genre 24 hours a day because they associated it with a better quality of the culture.

The Civil Guard has arrested in Elche, Almoradí and San Miguel de Salinas (Alicante) five men accused of producing and distributing marijuana , which had 2,000 plants in three indoor crops, which they cared for with classical music 24 hours a day through of musical thread, in order to improve the quality of the product.

The agents charge them with the crimes of belonging to a criminal group, against public health, money laundering, documentary falsification and lifting of assets, as reported by the armed institute in a statement.

The agents have seized more than 33 kilos of marijuana . The detainees are two men of Swedish nationality, aged 40 and 55, two Spaniards, aged 36 and 46, and a German of 35.

The operation has been developed by the collaboration of agents of the Judicial Police of Crevillent and Almoradí and Europol.

The considered leader of the organization, of Swedish nationality, had already been arrested in previous years as an alleged member of another dangerous organization based in Madrid, and was being investigated in his country of origin for distribution of narcotic substances and money laundering.

The investigators found out that it used several patrimonial societies both in Spain and in Sweden to carry out this money laundering.

The organization rented on behalf of third parties real estate and ships in different locations in the province, for which they paid around 3,000 euros per month, and where they installed indoor marijuana cultivation systems.

The buildings were totally isolated and went unnoticed with advanced cultivation systems that allowed self-functioning, thus dissociating from them. The agents calculate that they would be doing four crops a year, obtaining as net benefits about 80,000 euros each.

The supposed leader of the organization lived in a luxury estate in Elche valued at more than one million euros, although they had also rented a luxury villa in Almoradí, valued at half a million, for the rest of the components to live on.

During the five searches carried out in Elche, Crevillent, Aspe, Almoradí and San Miguel de Salinas, in addition to the seized plants, the Civil Guard has apprehended 33 kilos of cannabis marijuana, 10 grams of cocaine, 11,000 euros in cash, a shotgun with home silencer, four high-end vehicles and two large displacement motorcycles, in addition to numerous documents.

The five men arrested have been placed at the disposal of the Court of Instruction number one in Elche (Alicante). The judicial authority has decreed the entry into prison communicated, without bail, of all of them.

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