Wednesday, July 6

Internal Affairs detains a civil customs guard and another of canine guides for collaborating with Moroccan drug traffickers

Two civil guards stationed in Algeciras have been admitted to a penitentiary module dedicated to members of the Security Forces for two weeks accused of collaborating with a Moroccan drug trafficking organization, as reported to research sources. A judge of the National High Court has sent them to jail within a case that remains secret for an alleged crime against public health, bribery, failure to prosecute crimes and belonging to a criminal organization.

Specifically, the two agents were allegedly in the pay of the Al Moudi brothers, three Moroccans who operated from the luxurious La Finca urbanization in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) and who were detained in a large police device in February that the agents baptized as Operation Toga, for the involvement in the network of a lawyer with a neo-Nazi past. The Al Moudi organization introduces hashish into Spain from Morocco and with the profits obtained is dedicated to trafficking in all kinds of narcotic substances, including cocaine.

The investigation of the Central Brigade of Narcotics of the Police allowed them to reach the civil guards, who would charge “significant sums of money” in exchange for facilitating the passage of trucks with hashish through the Algeciras border post, the same sources specify. One of the guards detained and imprisoned belongs to the Customs Section of the Civil Guard in Algeciras and was the one who maintained direct contact with a prominent Spanish member of the Al Moudi gang.

The other agent, the aforementioned sources point out, belongs to the Cynological Service, the canine guides, and was corrupted by his partner. The detection of this second collaborator of the narcos, who did not maintain direct contact with the ‘narcos’ was especially difficult. The Internal Affairs Service of the armed institute that was in charge of carrying out the arrests participated in the investigation.

According to the sources consulted, a mobile phone security kit was found in the registry of the Customs guard’s home, the kind that drug trafficking organizations routinely use. These terminals have applications for encryption of conversations, which prevents the interference of communications, in addition to automatically deleting messages.

The participation of the civil guards took place in the phase of introduction of hashish in Spain through the port of Algeciras. The Al Moudi brothers distributed their cost throughout Europe, mainly the Netherlands, and with the proceeds they bought cocaine from Colombian drug traffickers, for later sale. To introduce hashish into Europe, traffickers used air, sea and land means. One of the methods used was to hide the drugs in trucks after concerts with the detained civil guards so that they were not searched or the inspection was only in appearance.

The agents of Section IV of Narcotics of the Central UDYCO began their investigations in August 2020. Last February the operation was exploited, with the arrest of the three Moroccan brothers and the seizure of 600 kilos of cocaine. At the La Finca villa, the agents found a collection of high-end vehicles. Two of the Al Moudi brothers were sent to prison by the Court of Instruction number 6 of the National High Court and the third, who would act as a figurehead, was released after posting bail. The same happened with the detained lawyer. The dangerousness of the group, which was hiding a collection of weapons, required the intervention of the Special Operations Group (GEO) of the Police on the day of the arrests.