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Copied from 'News from the Canary Islands':

Policia Nacional have arrested 19 people in an operation that has dismantled a network run from Barcelona that transported cocaine by plane to Fuerteventura by ‘mules’ or human couriers who ingest the drug or attach it to their bodies.

The Police statement said that the judge dealing with the case had ordered that 16 of the 19 detainees should be sent to prison, including the two leaders of the organisation, who operated from Barcelona. 3.4 kilos of cocaine were seized during this Police operation.
The detainees, aged between 29 and 41 years and most with previous Police records, formed the ‘mules’ that smuggled these drugs into Fuerteventura.
Most of those arrested operated from Barcelona, but brought the cocaine to municipalities of Antigua, Puerto del Rosario and Corralejo, where in addition to the cocaine, 21,800 euros in cash was seized from this organisation.

Really good news!
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Oh no  Confused   and you would think that there is no trouble in our Fuerte paradise. I wonder if those drugs were for the tourists or residents Big Grin
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Both tourists and locals.  There is a lot of cocaine addiction around.
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I always thought the cocaine is coming to the island straight from Latino America not from mainland Europe. Great work of the officers, breaking the whole ring instead of catching a couple of "low rank" dealers.
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(13-02-2019, 08:42 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Both tourists and locals.  There is a lot of cocaine addiction around.

Really? I am quite surprised.   Thumbs Down
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(13-02-2019, 03:29 PM)Mia Wrote: Really? I am quite surprised.   Thumbs Down

Cocaine use is rife in every "civilised" country.
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Perhaps one reason why Emmi's friend, who is a high ranking officer in the Guardia Civi,l is not to happy about the ferry to / from Morocco proposal.
I'm sure this would create an ideal route for drug traffickers. 

(31-01-2019, 12:02 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Interestingly, I have a friend who is a high ranking officer in the Guardia Civil, he too is not happy at the new ferry proposal.
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You are right Gone Fishing......he is not happy at all.
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(14-02-2019, 10:51 AM)Gone Fishing Wrote: I'm sure this would create an ideal route for drug traffickers. 
I should perhaps add that this is pure conjecture on my part and I am not speaking from personal experience  Smile
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(14-02-2019, 05:15 PM)Gone Fishing Wrote:
(14-02-2019, 10:51 AM)Gone Fishing Wrote: I'm sure this would create an ideal route for drug traffickers. 
I should perhaps add that this is pure conjecture on my part and I am not speaking from personal experience  Smile

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