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Spain: Civil Guard arrests 75 members of Granada's 'Pablo Escobar' organisation01:47

Spain: Civil Guard arrests 75 members of Granada's 'Pablo Escobar' organisation

Spain, Santa Fe
August 13, 2020 at 15:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Spanish Civil Guard reported the arrest of 75 people for allegedly belonging to a criminal organisation, drug processing and trafficking, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons, in Granada, on Thursday.

The operation was coordinated by EUROPOL and had the collaboration of the Polish police.

Footage released by the Civil Guard shows the moment of the raid on the mansion of the alleged drug trafficker known as 'El Nata' or the 'Pablo Escobar' from Granada, who was trying to emulate the famous Colombian trafficker. To do so, he built a replica of the famous Hacienda Napoles in the town of Santa Fe.

'El Nata' had already been arrested in October within the framework of operation Vangelis, and the Civil Guard has announced that the organisation has been destroyed with the arrest of 75 members of the gang in Spain and Poland.

The group allegedly collected up to €8 million ($9.47 million) in goods and cash. Police sources report that the replica of the Hacienda Napoles was decorated with photographs of gang members flaunting weapons and large amounts of money, and was used to close drug transactions and hold celebrations.

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The Spanish Civil Guard reported the arrest of 75 people for allegedly belonging to a criminal organisation, drug processing and trafficking, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons, in Granada, on Thursday.

The operation was coordinated by EUROPOL and had the collaboration of the Polish police.

Footage released by the Civil Guard shows the moment of the raid on the mansion of the alleged drug trafficker known as 'El Nata' or the 'Pablo Escobar' from Granada, who was trying to emulate the famous Colombian trafficker. To do so, he built a replica of the famous Hacienda Napoles in the town of Santa Fe.

'El Nata' had already been arrested in October within the framework of operation Vangelis, and the Civil Guard has announced that the organisation has been destroyed with the arrest of 75 members of the gang in Spain and Poland.

The group allegedly collected up to €8 million ($9.47 million) in goods and cash. Police sources report that the replica of the Hacienda Napoles was decorated with photographs of gang members flaunting weapons and large amounts of money, and was used to close drug transactions and hold celebrations.

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