Police have dismantled a “super-cartel” of drugs, which controlled about a third of cocaine trafficking in Europe, and arrested 49 suspects in various countries including six of importance in Dubai, announced Monday Europol.
The European Police Office said in a statement that this international operation led to the seizure of 30 tons of cocaine, with arrests in France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.
“The drug lords, considered high interest targets by Europol, had come together to form what was known as a super cartel that controlled around a third of the cocaine trade in Europe,” Europol said.
“The scale of the importation of cocaine into Europe under the control and command of the suspects was massive. And more than 30 tonnes of drugs were seized by law enforcement during the investigations”, specifies the European agency.
Dubai has arrested two suspects of “great interest”, linked to the Netherlands, two others linked to Spain and two linked to France.
“These are serious criminal offenses related to international drug trafficking, mainly from South America via the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam”, according to a press release from the Dutch public prosecutor’s office.