An international drug ring reportedly headed by resident Ibiza DJ has been busted
Spain’s Civil Guard has arrested 21 individuals in Ibiza, Barcelona, and Girona in Catalonia as part of “Operation Pertinax.” The arrests are in connection to an international drug trafficking ring and Hugo Bianco, the suspected ring leader, used his connections as a well known resident DJ in Ibiza. The investigation into the organization started in October of 2018 after suspicion grew around a group of people living in the Balearic Islands who were selling ketamine and MDMA. The investigation revealed that the drugs were distributed to both Spain and the United States.
A joint task force was created with American Homeland Security Investigations, leading to three arrests in Miami, the seizure of 15 kilos of MDMA tablets, and 14 kilos of liquid ketamine.
According to a recent report, “Raids on eight homes and businesses netted eight kilos of the synthetic drugs ecstasy and ketamine, 38 kilos of dried marihuana buds ready for sale and 4,500 plants located in three indoor and one outdoor plantation.”
In addition, officers “seized electronic devices, documentation, €45,000 in cash and a vehicle with a hidden space which was used for transporting drugs between Ibiza and the Spanish mainland.” The investigators believe that over the course of at least three years the organization has distributed and exported over two million tablets of drugs.
Via: Euro Weekly News
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