The Anti-Drug Prosecutor requests 31 and a half years in prison for José Ramón Prado Bugallo, known as Sito Miñanco, for the so-called Operation Myth of 2017 for which, according to the judicial investigation, he directed a network that intended to introduce almost four tons of cocaine into Spain . For the lawyer Gonzalo Boyé, defender of the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont, he asks for nine and a half years in prison and a fine of 2.7 million euros for money laundering and documentary falsification, as stated in the indictment.
This letter comes days after the Criminal Chamber of the National Court confirmed, as requested by the Anti-Drug Prosecutor, the summary order decreed by the investigating judge of this procedure, María Tardón, and opened the oral trial for a total of 49 individuals and 5 legal entities.
The resolution agreed to the dismissal of the proceedings regarding Amr Lanjri lahcinoui and rejects the dismissal requested by some investigated, including Gonzalo Boyé, as well as the revocation of the summary order for the practice of new investigative proceedings.
In December 2020, Judge María Tardón prosecuted Miñanco and 45 other individuals and 5 legal entities for their alleged participation in two operations with which they intended to introduce almost four tons of cocaine into Spain and for the creation of a criminal network to launder the money. money obtained with the drug.
Among those accused was the lawyer Gonzalo Boyé, known for leading the defense of several pro-independence leaders, including former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, to whom the head of the Central Investigating Court 3 attributed a crime of money laundering within a criminal organization, from drug trafficking, in competition with a continued crime of falsification of an official document.