Newsbrief: drug smuggling ring detected in the capital Las Palmas, six arrested

Policia Nacional last week detained six members of an organization, of African origin, in the island’s capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, accused of introducing heroin and cocaine to the islands using a human “mule” system, hiding narcotic substances inside the body or luggage of people paid or persuaded to smuggle.

Police investigators detected the existence of the criminal group last month, who were storing and distributing narcotics from a building located in Los Tarahales, next to the main Gran Canaira stadium.

The operation culminated in the arrest of six members of the group, all with previous convictions and the confiscation of 1.2 kg of heroin, 35 grams of crack, as well as documentation and other items like mobile phones and cash.