Master sweet maker was producing drug-laced confectionery on the side

Marijuana and magic mushrooms were among the ingredients used

Police arrest seven in Valencia and Alicante in coordinated narcotics bust

Some of the sweets made with marijuana and magic mushrooms, molded in the shape of a soccer logo. / EFE

Seven people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a drug-trafficking ring that dealt in cocaine, marijuana and amphetamines in the Mediterranean provinces of Alicante and Valencia.

One of the detainees is a master maker of turrón, a typical Christmas sweet made with almonds and honey, most types of which originate in this part of Spain.

This confectioner allegedly made sweets laced with marijuana and magic mushrooms, which he shaped into the logo of a well-known soccer club.

The police also raided a laboratory in Santa Pola (Alicante), which the ring used to prepare the drug.

The investigation began in August 2013, when police detected a group of people selling narcotics in the city of Elda. Two people were arrested in January 2014, accused of being in charge of distributing the merchandise in El Campello and Xixona – the latter location is where Spain’s top-rated “turrón de Jijona” is made.

The ring members made “significant deposits in several bank accounts in Spain and Colombia,” police sources said.

The latest dragnet resulted in seven new arrests and seven house searches, during which the police seized €21,135 in cash, 960 grams of speed, 500 grams of cocaine, 300 grams of sweets laced with marijuana and magic mushrooms, two vehicles, four computers and 22 cellphones.

Y ADEMÁS...

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

Últimas noticias

Ver todo el día

Fuensalida entierra a las tres niñas atropelladas por un conductor ebrio

Las menores iban en fila por el lado izquierdo de la calzada cuando el coche invadió el arcén

Usansolo vota si quiere dejar de ser parte de Galdakao

La alcaldía del PNV prepara su propio plan electoral

La central de olas de Mutriku logra 36.000 euros en tres años con la venta de electricidad

La planta undimotriz generará este año la energía que consumen 400 personas

Juan Manuel Calderón le da una alegría a los Knicks

El estreno del base español coincide con un plácido triunfo ante los Sixers (91-83)

LATIN AMERICA

Mexicans say “enough is enough” at huge protest rally

Tens of thousands from all walks of life call for changes to prevent a repeat of Iguala missing students case

Venezuela’s Maduro creates major anti-corruption body

The president’s new organization will have the power to investigate and sanction corrupt individuals

Colombia and FARC negotiate hostage release to unblock stalled peace talks

Army general and four others due for imminent release, say guarantors

Mexico’s First Lady to sell her controversial luxury home

Former soap star Angélica Rivera defends President Peña Nieto’s “integrity” and denies any conflict of interest

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50

Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana