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Shipping in Balk Infamous Balkans drugs cartel members arrested at gunpoint in Europol crackdown

Earlier this year Spanish investigators discovered the cartel was preparing a major cocaine importation from South America into Europe.

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Video released by Europol

Video released by Europol

Video released by Europol

A DRAMATIC video released by Europol shows the moment suspected cocaine traffickers are arrested at gunpoint during a huge international police operation.

Police from eight countries combined forces to target a Balkans drug cartel flooding Europe with cocaine.

Infamous Balkans crime boss Ed Gacinin, a guest at Daniel Kinahan’s 2017 wedding in Dubai, has previously been identified as key cocaine importer by the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

Police forces have been co-operating over the last year to snare members of the gang mostly from Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia.

Earlier this year Spanish investigators discovered the cartel was preparing a major cocaine importation from South America into Europe.

“Special surveillance measures were put in place as the criminals moved back and forth between Spain and South America to finalise the details of the cocaine importation, totalling over 1.25 tons,” according to Europol spokesperson.

“The investigation gathered pace in March of this year when the leaders of this cartel travelled to Spain to prepare for the arrival of the cocaine shipment.”

“These two individuals – considered as high-value targets by Europol, had until then avoided attending meetings in person in order to evade law enforcement.”

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Video released by Europol

Video released by Europol

Video released by Europol

“This was too good of an opportunity for law enforcement to miss.”

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As a result, of a series of raids were carried out by in which the two key criminals were arrested along with a police officer suspected of working for the gang.

“The Spanish investigators also dismantled the cartel’s alternative revenue streams, such as the production and trafficking of marijuana and the sale of luxury vehicles.”

Then in May, in a follow-up action 48 other members of the gang were charged in Slovenia by the National Police (Policija) for their involvement in the distribution of the cocaine and marijuana throughout Europe.

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