02 December 2021 - 11: 30
During the last year, agents of the National Police have arrested fourteen people in charge of five different cannabis associations, accused of a crime against public health and belonging to a criminal group, which they allegedly used for the sale of narcotic substances on a small scale or "Retail".
The National Police officers of the Denia Police Station have been in charge of carrying out controls in this type of cannabis associations or CSC since, in recent years, they have proliferated in the city, intensifying their work to ensure that the statutes that regulate are complied with Your activities.
Neighborhood complaints have helped dismantle these associations
For this, the investigators, in addition to having their own intelligence generated by the National Police teams in the city, had the information they received from the citizens; Neighbors fed up with observing an unusual trickle of people entering and leaving the establishment with whom, according to citizen demonstrations, they had sometimes even had verbal confrontations.
As a result of all this information, the Local Brigade of Judicial Police of the National Police, has managed to dismantle in the city a total of five cannabis associations that violated the law in breach of the statutes stipulated for this type of activity.
The last of these operations was carried out at the end of November, When the information received led the researchers to a cannabis association located in a central city street, where they had already acted before and which nevertheless remained open.
Thus, through an elaborate surveillance device in the area, the agents were able to quickly verify how people were entering the establishment and leaving after a few minutes, without having had time to consume their dose inside the premises.
One of the associations was only licensed to study hemp and its derivatives
The veracity of the information received was confirmed when they discovered that these people, had acquired narcotic substances within the association, the final destination of the substance being unknown, which could well be for their consumption, It could well be destined for resale and obtain an economic benefit, which undoubtedly confirmed to the researchers that it transcended the sphere of shared consumption in a private sphere within the headquarters of the association, or at least that stipulated in the Statutory bases of this type of association where the end of consumption must have a recreational or therapeutic purpose and more specifically of this association, registered as a non-profit association dedicated to the study of hemp and its derivatives, not even for the consumption or sale of cannabis.
Consequently, since everything pointed to the fact that this place could be a point of sale of narcotics on a small scale or "retail", which was protected under the legal coverage of this type of association, The operation of the operation began, for which it had the collaboration of the National Police Attached to the Autonomous Community of Valencia, competent for the instruction of the files and pertinent precautionary measures.
1.139 grams of marijuana buds have been seized, among others
The calculation of the operation resulted in the arrest of the three members of the association's control body; three men with positions in the same of president, secretary and treasurer, as well as that marijuana seeds, 13,7 grams of hashish oil, 2 grams of hashish were seized (substances not allowed in any case, not even for consumption in the headquarters of these associations), 1.139 grams of marijuana buds, 68 grams of marijuana mixed with tobacco and 370 euros in cash.
On the other hand, after entering and registering at the premises, the research group discovered through the file of partners they found, that the people they had identified for having bought substances within the association were not even members of the same , this is an essential requirement to be a user.
The three detainees, two of Spanish nationality and one of French nationality, aged between 38 and 60 years old and with a prior record, were released after giving a statement at police stations, waiting to be summoned to appear. in court.
Sale of food and sweets adulterated with drugs
Another of the last operations carried out by the National Police in the city in September, culminating in the arrest of three other people of Dutch origin, with charges of; President, secretary and treasurer of a cannabis association that operated in the same way as the one described above, led to the seizure of a large quantity of narcotic substance inside the premises, the search of which revealed that there were lollipops, cookies and lollipop chewing gum allegedly adulterated with drugs ready to be sold.
Lollipops with drugs in Dénia
Lollipops adulterated with drug Dénia