A 2015 operation by the Guardia Civil led to nine gang members being detained.

08-01-2018Archive

A Moroccan drugs gang has been sentenced to a total of 23 years and four months in prison. The five men and four women brought large amounts of drugs into Majorca from Tarragona and were active from at least February 2015 until early in 2016.

In February 2015, police seized six large bundles of cannabis. These were delivered to someone identified as M.E.K., who has already been convicted, at the Son Morro industrial estate in Palma. He believed that he was being watched and got rid of the drugs in a field near Manacor. When a member of the gang later went to collect the drugs, he was arrested by the Guardia Civil.

M.E.K. also supplied hash, marijuana and cocaine for sale in Manacor. Raids on properties led to the seizure of large quantities of drugs and of cash.

In addition to the 23 years, the nine have been fined amounts that vary in their individual cases from 108,000 and 195,000 euros up to 2.16 million.

The prosecution had originally called for a total of 49 years imprisonment.

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Anton Llewelyn / Hace 6 months

Legalise it all - tax it all No crime. No wasting police resources Massive reduction in tax burden of prisons Huge tax revenue for schools and hospitals Treat addicts as patients

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Steve Riches / Hace 6 months

The police and the judiciary need to pull their fingers out and give these destroyers of democratic society what they deserve. It still amazes me that the drug-dealing part of town isn't swarming with Guardia Civil and the National Guard. I think it's fair to say their standing in the law-abiding community will rise to stratospheric levels. There also needs to be a realistic scheme available for addicts. The whole thing is a blot on society.

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John P / Hace 6 months

Who/Why accepted 23 years in total when originally wanted 49 years.At an average of 2/3 years each it has been worthwhile for those imprisoned! Will the fines be paid,if not will they stay locked up? If the police can watch upto 1000 vehicles obviously going to Son Banya daily to deal drugs and do nothing (why not stop every car leaving,search,confiscate cars,lock up until the police have time to get round to interview) the question has to be asked ,do the powers that run the island take the drug problem seriously?

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Henry James / Hace 6 months

A sentence of roughly two and a half years each is totally inadequate and will not act as a deterrent to others,the sentence and fines should have been much higher.

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S. / Hace 6 months

Their sentences are not long enough, on an individual basis. These disgraceful excuses for human beings, will only continue their dealing in death, whilst in Prison. Any drug dealing, should mean a Life Sentence, TO MEAN LIFE, not out in a few years.

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Dan / Hace 6 months

And yet the police sit and watch 1000 cars going in and out of son banya everyday over the festive period and do nothing. Are we expected to think someone isn’t be back handed!!!!

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