Drug dealers caught outside La Xara school
Children saw drug-peddling for months outside the fences
CHILDREN on the playpark and at school in La Xara have been subjected to the sight of broad-daylight drug-peddling for months, sparking a barrage of resident police reports – but the dealers ran such a carefully-structured racket that catching them was proving a challenge.
National Police from Dénia say the gang was hard to identify as its members are career criminals with a strict hierarchy.
They would need to be caught in the act of dealing cocaine and hash outside the school, but then other members were likely to be in reserve to carry on with their illicit operations.
But recent arrests mean the core of their organisation has been broken up and, without their key participants, are unlikely to continue offending.
A woman and five men, all aged between 20 and 43, were taken into custody on Friday and were due to appear before a judge on Monday.
Detectives searched several homes in La Xara and seized mobile phones, two top-of-the-range cars and €2,000 in cash.
During the raids, they unearthed four kilos of hash pods, 100 kilos of drying-out cannabis plants and five grams of cocaine. The six suspects were remanded in custody.