Europe’s largest drug cartel has been dismantled


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Europe’s largest drug cartel has been dismantled.

Dubbed Operation Desert Light, Europol arrested 49 people across six European countries. They included a British national who is suspected of being the mastermind of the operation.

The ‘super cartel’ controlled about a third of Europe’s cocaine supply. The operation saw authorities in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) working together to bring down the cartel.

Among those nabbed are six high-value targets wanted by the international police. Europol says that drugpins formed a prolific criminal network involved in large-scale drugs trafficking and money laundering.


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