Suspected home-delivery drug dealers held in Spain
Spanish police on Tuesday said they smashed a suspected drug dealing ring inspired by pizza deliveries.Madrid – Spanish police on Tuesday said they smashed a suspected drug dealing ring inspired by pizza deliveries which is accused of bringing cocaine to customers' doors.
Eleven alleged dealers were being questioned in Madrid after officers arrested them in an operation dubbed "Telecoca".
They included the alleged head of the ring that was found to be in possession of an address book containing 500 names, police said in a statement.
Police suspect the names were the gang's customers who preferred to order their wares over the phone than buy from drug pushers on the street.
The network is further suspected of delivering drugs to order in bars and nightclubs, police said in a statement.
The gang allegedly distributed 300 grams (18 ounces) of cocaine a week, police said.
Anti-drugs officers seized 1.7 kilos (3.7 pounds) of cocaine and half-a-kilo of hashish.
Police are also questioning three people suspected of supplying the ring, who allegedly have links to Colombian drug dealers and used a Madrid laboratory to cut the drug.
AFP / Expatica