Another 18 members of his group have been arrestedIn the operation, some 2,600 kilos of cocaine had been apprehendedThe perform of ‘Matador’ can be to distribute that drug in Spain
The National Police has arrested the historic Galician drug trafficker Manuel GM, alias ‘Matador’, in an operation in opposition to a legal group devoted to large-scale drug trafficking.
Along with him, 18 different individuals have been arrested and, as well as, a warfare arsenal with assault rifles and rocket launchers has been seized in Asturias. In addition, 2,600 kilos of cocaine have been seized.
Part of the drug, about 2,000 kilos, was intercepted in worldwide waters of the Caribbean when it was transported by boat from South America for distribution in Spanish territory. The relaxation, about 600 kilos, was hidden in an industrial warehouse in Siero (Asturias).
More than a decade within the crosshairs of the authorities
The investigations started after the members of the group traveled to Madrid to satisfy with ‘Matador’, who had been focused by the Spanish and Colombian authorities for greater than a decade.
In that assembly, these investigated deliberate to ship the two,000 kilos of cocaine by the top of July 2022, an operation that was annoyed by the authorities.
Investigators then centered on the Siero industrial warehouse, the place the opposite 600 kilos of cocaine seized had been hidden. ‘Matador’ had moved to that place, whom the Police place as liable for the distribution of medication in our nation.
He had traveled to this group accompanied by his accomplice, with the intention of giving it the looks of a household journey. Along with them one other Mexican particular person additionally traveled as notary of the group who, on the one hand, was in control of testifying that all the things was carried out as agreed and, on the opposite, carried out advance work with the car warning of the doable police presence throughout the way in which.
The three had been arrested together with the remainder of the members of the community, in control of the logistics for the introduction of cocaine into Spain.
Rifles, grenades, explosives and even rocket launchers
In the commercial warehouse to which that they had moved, an arsenal of warfare weapons was positioned, consisting of assault rifles, hand grenades, explosives, rocket launchers, silencers, quick arms and ammunition of many calibers, amongst different objects. Another batch of weapons was additionally seized on the house in Galicia of the Galician drug trafficker.
Part of the fabric has been despatched to the Scientific Police laboratories, whereas the rocket launcher was transferred to a safe bunker, the place a managed explosion was carried out.
‘Matador’ had already been arrested in 2010 for his relationship with Colombian clans.