The Civil Guard and the National Police have arrested thirty people from a criminal organization dedicated to drug trafficking in a joint operation and to carry out tests on request, both theoretical and practical, to obtain a driver's license in exchange for between 1,800 and 3,500 euros .
In the operation, as reported by both bodies in a statement, 24 house searches have been carried out: 5 in the city of Madrid and 19 in an urbanization in the town of Mairena del Alcor (Seville), these last houses occupied by the same family clan , who maintained marijuana plantations.
The investigation began in November 2021, when it was found that several people were fraudulently carrying out examinations of the General Directorate of Traffic on behalf of third parties, to whom they charged different amounts.
The impersonators used forged IDs or, in some cases, the "client's" own originals.
The investigators verified that several of those involved also participated in a network of drug trafficking.
The faction of the network based in Madrid focused on conducting the exams and, to a lesser extent, on the sale of marijuana, heroin and cocaine. The one located in the province of Seville had marijuana trafficking as its main objective, but also acted as an intermediary for clients who wanted to obtain a driver's license.
Obtaining these commissioned driving licenses, alert the security forces, entails a risk to road safety, since they were provided to people "without the slightest theoretical or practical knowledge."
Within the framework of this operation, directed by the investigating court number 2 of Seville, 16 people have been arrested in Mairena de Alcor, 13 in Madrid and one in Basauri (Bizkaia).
In the records, 37 identity documents used fraudulently, 300 kilos of marijuana, small amounts of MDMA, hashish, heroin and cocaine, 15,022 euros in cash, 4 weapons, mobile phones, various false documentation and jewelery and watches have been seized. high end.