The delegate of the Government in Castilla y León, Ramiro Ruiz Medrano, at the press conference in which the details of the 'Decébalo' operation were released, in which 44 people were arrested.EFE
The State security forces have arrested 44 people belonging to four alleged criminal gangs and 385 kilos of hashish have been seized in the framework of the Decébalo operation, carried out in the provinces of Murcia, Ávila, Toledo and Madrid.
With this "complex" operation, carried out jointly by the Civil Guard and the National Police Corps, several gangs dedicated to committing robberies with force and intimidation, illegal possession of weapons, extortion, kidnapping, contraband and drug trafficking .
According to what was disclosed this Friday at a press conference by the Government delegate in Castilla y León, Ramiro Ruiz Medrano, the disarticulated groups, some extremely violent, came to rival each other , stealing merchandise and committing up to three kidnappings among some of its members. .
In one of them, one of the gangs tied the kidnapped by the feet, threatening to make a " hole in the knee " with a drill, as explained by the director of the operation and captain of the operation at a press conference. Civil Guard , Luis Ángel Horga.
The "complexity" of this operation, which still has "pending fringes to be resolved", is evidenced in the fact that during the last year the agents of the security forces have analyzed nearly 80,000 conversations , producing up to twenty coincidences between operations carried out by different bodies.
Finally, this operation started in the south of the province of Ávila on January 31, 2012 as a result of several complaints in homes , has closed with 44 people arrested, of whom 32 are Spanish, six Moroccans, five Romanians and an Algerian, residents in the municipalities of Murcia, Ávila and Madrid.
In the course of the investigations, 35 records were made and 385 kilos of hashish were intervened, the market value of which would exceed 2.3 million euros .
In addition, a stolen truck carrying 231 state-of-the-art carbon fiber bicycles , Specialized brand, has been recovered, being recovered around 150 of them, whose value is around 462,000 euros.
Televisions, jewelry and different tools were also recovered , in addition to 155,000 euros in cash, and three short firearms, frequency inhibitors, thermal lances, bulletproof vests and tracking beacons, among other effects, were intervened.
The operation, which started as a "domestic operation" in the south of the province of Ávila, according to Horga, was expanded after the connection of the Ionel gang with other groups was discovered in the course of the investigations based on the investigations carried out between the "receivers" of the merchandise.
Thus, in addition to this gang specialized in robberies with force in homes in El Tiemblo (Ávila), Segovia, Madrid and Toledo, they found the Godoy gang, focused on robberies with force , which operated in Madrid and was made up of Romanians, Maghrebi and Spanish.
The third organization is the one called El Niño Juan, a well-known Madrid luncher , whose actions were especially violent, leading to robberies with force and intimidation, in addition to being allegedly involved in drug trafficking, kidnapping and extortion.
According to the director of the operation, this is a gang that used " great security measures ", which made it difficult to monitor them, and that they had no problem acting violently, since "they had no qualms about running over them," and also They were distinguished by their fondness for bodybuilding, which gave them great agility.
This gang had a serious conflict with the fourth organization, called Los Zamora, which operated in Murcia and was made up of Spanish and Moroccan citizens, allegedly dedicated to drug trafficking , kidnapping, extortion, and illicit possession of weapons.
The name of the Decébalo operation, whose instruction corresponds largely to the Ávila court number 3, is due to the resemblance that the first of the detainees, a Romanian national, has with the King of the Dacians - present-day Romania -, whose reign passed between 87 and 106 after Christ.
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