Two of the accused who appeared in court yesterday.

02-06-2017Alejandro Sepúlveda

Three of the five people arrested on Wednesday during a Guardia Civil operation against the sale of drugs have been released on bail. The two others have not been brought before the courts.

Dubbed Operation Reko II, it was a continuation of an operation in 2016 that resulted in the arrest of seven people, the seizure of 1.5 kilos of cocaine, 13 kilos of hashish, 40,000 euros cash and five vehicles. The Wednesday action was against five sales points in Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia. One of the most active of these in terms of sales was the house next to the primary school in Pollensa. The sales points are said to have been selling some 300 grams of cocaine per week.

At the house in Pollensa, the Guardia Civil found 70,000 euros in a backpack, three motorbikes, a Volkswagen Golf, an SUV, a launch of seven metres and other expensive items. The man arrested would appear not to have been working and was living off his wife's earnings and the income from his drugs dealing.

In all, the Guardia seized some 100,000 euros plus 200 grams of cocaine and all manner of electronic devices. Those arrested on Wednesday, although they knew each other, were not operating as an organised gang, and the Guardia do not believe that boats seized were being used for trafficking.

Commercial premises as well as homes were being used for the sale of drugs. These were a hairdressing salon in Puerto Pollensa, a locutorio and a leather goods/souvenir shop in Puerto Alcudia.

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