Elche Drug Bust

A criminal network that has been controlling heroin and cocaine dealing in the deprived Palmerales neighbourhood of Elche city for at least the last two years has been dismantled. In a major operation with air support and several specialised police units, officers have arrested 15 people and raided 10 addresses, shutting down the so-called ‘smokehouses’ that were being used to take drugs in, and seizing various illegal substances, weapons and cash.

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