Macro operation against Portuguese and Galician ‘narcolancheros’: 60 detainees and 47 boats captured

The latest operation against drug trafficking With consequences in Portugal, Andalusia and other parts of the peninsula, Galicia is leaving incredible numbers with dozens of arrests and intercepted boats. According to the latest official information, the operation carried out by the Civil Guard against the network dedicated to the production of ‘narcolanchas’ and coordinated from a court in Vigo has finally concluded. with 60 detainees (one of them in Portugal) and 47 ships captured.

so-called investigation Operational Endurance It was carried out by the Civil Guard Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Team (EDOA) in cooperation with the Andalusian Anti-Drug Trafficking Coordination Board and the Portuguese Judicial Police and It started in February of last year.

At that time, the Civil Guard was in a warehouse in the Cotogrande industrial area in Vigo, EAV type boats were being built (high-speed boats) would later be used to introduce large quantities of cannabis into the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar.

Subsequent research revealed that it was there. a “perfectly structured” frameworkCovering the entire production process from the first stage to the completion of the boats, southern Galicia and northern Portugal.

The presence of shipping companies that transport boats to safe ships in other provinces such as Toledo or Seville was also confirmed.

According to the Civil Guard, the organization had members with “high expertise”both for manufacture and inspection as well as for the completion of boats.

In fact, as a result of the investigations, at the beginning of June it was possible to intercept a tonne of cannabis shipments sent by one of these ‘narcolancha’ on the beach of El Vigía in Huelva, Mazagón.

arrests and searches

Within the framework of the police apparatus, 59 arrests were made in the provinces of Pontevedra, Ourense, Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Toledo, Cádiz, Huelva, Malaga, Seville and Almería. In addition, a European Arrest Warrant was requested in Portugal by the trial court, and the Judicial Police thus arrested one of the main suspects on Portuguese soil.

On the other hand, a large number of searches were carried out in houses in the province of Pontevedra; in warehouses in towns in the north of Portugalsuch as Ponte de Lima, Valença, Paredes de Coura or Monçao; and in the provinces of Toledo, Seville, Huelva, Girona and Barcelona.

These records have been tampered with. 47 boats in totallarge EAV hulls and moulds, 300, 350 and 400 hp outboards, tractor heads and trailers for hauling boats, documentation and computer equipment.

More than a dozen of the captured ships were built and “ready for use in the introduction of large quantities of narcotics” and were ready to sail.


Of the total number of detainees in Operation Endurance, eight were arrested in Galicia (the ninth person was released in court) this Wednesday, Vigo came into the possession of the investigative court, five men and three women.

The head of Order 8 ordered three of them to go to jail and five to be released, one of whom had to appear in court every two weeks. Likewise, this Thursday, seven more detainees were brought to justice, which the judge will decide during the day.

Source: Informacion


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