Ten people were arrested in Belgium, six in France and 13 in Spain. Another 14 people were arrested in 2021 in the Netherlands as part of the same operation, Europol said. Six high-level targets were arrested in Dubai
Daily Mail: Cocaine ‘super-cartel’ fronted by British drugs lord is busted with 49 arrested across Europe and Dubai: Cops seize supercars, luxury villas and piles of cash in ‘historic’ raids
* Drugs cartel that controlled a third of Europe’s cocaine trade has been busted
* International operation seized 30 tons of cocaine and assets worth £21.7million
* Spanish police officers have described the gang leader as a ‘British national’
A drugs ‘super-cartel’ that controlled a third of Europe’s cocaine trade has been busted by police, with 49 arrests in countries including France and Dubai.
The ‘historic’ international operation seized £21.7million worth of assets, including 30 tons of cocaine and the gang’s supercars, luxury villas and piles of cash.
Spanish police said the leader of the organisation is a ‘British national’ who fled his former base on the Costa del Sol for Dubai, where the Kinahan organised crime group are based, after a kidnap attempt. He was later arrested in Dubai.
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WNU Editor: Only £21.7million worth of assets seized?!?!? I would expect more from a cartel that controlled a third of the European cocaine trade.
Cocaine ‘Super-Cartel’ Busted In Europe And Dubai
Police take down “super cartel” said to be behind about a third of Europe’s cocaine trade — CBS/AP
Cocaine ‘super-cartel’ busted in Dubai, Europe: police — France 24
Operation Desert Light: Europol take down massive cocaine ‘super cartel’ — BBC
Europol seize 30 tonnes of drugs in ‘super-cartel’ bust — DW
30 tonnes of cocaine seized in raids against European ‘super cartel’ — The Guardian
European ‘super cartel’ busted in six countries; 49 arrests, 30 tons of cocaine seized — FOX News