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Twelve from UK among those arrested in Magaluf drug raids – The Guardian

Twelve people from the UK have been arrested after police smashed an alleged drug-dealing ring in the Spanish holiday resort of Magaluf on the island of Mallorca.

Officers also seized three kilograms of high-purity cocaine and €103,000 (about £100,000) in cash, according to the Spanish Civil Guard.

Other drugs including ecstasy, cannabis and methamphetamines were also confiscated in the sting, named Operation Tatum.

A total of 14 people – 12 British, one Spanish and one from the Dominican Republic – were arrested in a series of raids in Barcelona and Mallorca.

The suspects were part of a criminal organisation selling drugs to tourists in nightclubs in the party town of Magaluf, police said.

illegal drugs confiscated by Spanish police

Part of the haul of drugs seized in Magaluf by the Spanish Civil Guard. Photograph: Spanish Civil Guard/PA

Footage shown on ITV News showed officers carrying guns and wearing helmets, body armour and masks raiding a block of flats while a helicopter hovered overhead.

Later, one man was seen covering his face as he was led into court in handcuffs by police wearing balaclavas.

Police were also seen searching a wardrobe and a car, where the cocaine was allegedly found wrapped in clingfilm bundles and stashed in a shoebox.

Spanish police said they were helped by agents from the UK’s National Crime Agency.

Operation Tatum was launched in connection with another drug raid last July, in which four people were arrested and 4.8kg of cocaine seized.

Twelve from UK among those arrested in Magaluf drug raids – The Guardian

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