Spanish police dismantle arms and drug ring

2017-01-21 18:28
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Madrid - Spanish police say they have arrested 16 people, including Dutch, Spanish, Colombian, Brazilian, Belgian, Chilean and Moroccan citizens, on suspicion of forming a criminal organisation as well as trafficking in arms and drugs.

Authorities said on Saturday they also seized an arsenal in the southern Malaga province that included four grenade-launchers, one machine gun, 32 grenades and one AK-47 assault rifle.

They did not say when the arrests or the weapons seizure happened, but the investigation began in 2015.

Police alleged that the ring traded weapons for drugs, including marijuana, hashish and cocaine, that were later shipped to the Netherlands.

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