Three men, two Germans and a Brit, have been arrested following a year-long police investigation into arms trafficking on Spain’s Costa del Sol and Campo de Gibraltar. A dramatic spike in gun violence between the south coast’s drug gangs led police to launch Operation Nongreta which culminated in these raids and arrests.
In a warehouse in Alhaurin el Grandes, a small Malaga town near Mijas, police found a massive cache of weaponry alongside Third Reich memorabilia. Over 160 firearms and nearly 10,000 bullets were seized as well as 1.5 kilos of explosives. As well as the weapons, police discovered an enormous collection of Nazi items including portraits of Adolf Hitler, SS Uniforms, emblems and medals according to a Guardia Civil press release.