The Civil Guard has dismantled a criminal group and arrested in Burgos, six people between the ages of 21 and 62, who allegedly introduced drugs and telephones into the penitentiary center of Burgos. As reported by the Civil Guard, the detainees are the alleged perpetrators of crimes of criminal organization, against public health (drug trafficking in the Penitentiary Center), identity theft, falsification of documents and illicit cultivation of Cannabis.
The origin of Operation “TROPPO” dates back to March 2020, when officials from the canine Unit of the Burgos Penitentiary Center detected a package containing two pieces of hashish, as well as a telephone SIM card, the possession of which is prohibited inside the Center.
The civil guards in charge of the investigation carried out numerous investigations to find out the origin of the SIM card, since she had been discharged in the name of a woman living in Burgos, usurping her identity. Finally, they were able to identify the people who were committing the crime of drug trafficking, under identities usurped in their communications, and who maintained a common “connection point” inside the Burgos Penitentiary Center.
In the surveillance carried out on the homes they used, indications were observed that, in addition to trafficking in drugs, they carried out activities of illicit cultivation of Cannabis in various places. The civil guards detained the six people who made up the criminal organization and searched two houses, in which they could observe that part of the buildings was dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of cannabis.
The records involved numerous effects necessary for the cultivation and trafficking of this substance, including a weighing scale and Cannabis plants grown in pots, and inside a safe they found 11,350 euros in bills of various values.
In addition to the apprehension of diverse material evidence of the crime of drug trafficking, and the introduction of narcotics in the Penitentiary Center, the DAYS that a young woman from Burgos had lost, with whom they had registered numerous telephone lines usurping her identity. It was precisely one of these telephone lines that had given rise to the Operation.
The recovery of the lost National Identity Document, which they used to contract telephony services with criminal purposes, acquires great importance, since it entailed serious damages for the person who suffers the placing in his name of service contracts, and, consequently, the subsequent economic and contractual responsibilities that could arise from said relationship.
The detainees also cultivated Cannabis Sativa in a plantation located near a small town in Burgos, for which the civil guards proceeded to dismantle it and seize the cultivated Cannabis. Apparently, to introduce narcotic substances inside the Penitentiary Center they used telephone lines that made them reach the prisoners, so that they could communicate in a covert with them and with other people from abroad.
The Operation ended with the inspection of two phone booths located in Burgos capital, where the telephone lines had been registered irregularly. As a result of these inspections, in which civil guards specialized in the Fiscal Service participated, 23 administrative complaints were made. The detainees, along with the proceedings, have been referred to the Investigating Court No. 2 of Burgos, which was directing the investigation.