Police seize $640 million in drugs, weapons and vehicles from drug gang operating in O’Higgins and Los Rios – 11 arrested

2023-06-03 12:45:07

The Investigation police (PDI) confiscated more than $640 million in drugs, vehicles and weapons, in an operation in which 11 people were arrested in Valdivia.

In this way, it was possible to disrupt a drug gang that operated in the regions of O’Higgins and Los Ríosafter an exhaustive joint investigation between the civil police and the Criminal Analysis Unit of the prosecution.

This involved the search of 17 homes in Rancagua and Valdivia, as far as the drugs came to be distributed in different parts of the city.

Of the total number of detainees, nine are Chilean and two are Argentine.

The details of the confiscation

In total, more than 63 kilos of marijuana, 629 grams of base paste, 50 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and 19 ecstasy tablets were seized, whose value exceeds $520 million.

To this are added five vehiclesamong which is included a high-end car, brand Porsche, with which the total estimate of the seizure exceeds $640 million.

Most of the drugs were imported by land from Argentina and Paraguay to Rancagua. Then, he moved in vans to Valdivia, according to the subprefect Alfonso Salazarhead of the PDI Anti-Narcotics Brigade.

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Disrupt drug gang in Valdivia

Of the 11 detainees -all adults-, 8 were formalized for drug trafficking, illicit association and illegal possession of weapons and ammunition.

As explained by the inspector Alex Montesinosthe Public Ministry requested preventive detention for 7 of the accused, depending on their different degrees of criminal responsibility, finally leaving 6 of them with said precautionary measure.

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Finally, it was reported that the seizure also included two pistols, five magazines and 27 ammunition of different calibers.

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