Madrid (EFE) in relation to the introduction into Spain of “not less than seven and a half tons of cocaine” from South America and the laundering of its benefits.
The passage of time since the Justice proceeded against this alleged network and the start of the trial has led the Prosecutor’s Office to take into account the undue delays to reach agreements in accordance with more than half of the defendants, including Cameno, currently in prison. for another cause of drug trafficking and that the request for a sentence initially requested for her could be substantially reduced and she could be sentenced to 5 years in prison.
According to the sources of the case consulted by EFE, the conformities, which are expected to be finalized this Monday, are fundamentally for the crimes of drug trafficking or money laundering interchangeably, and in some cases for both.
The Prosecutor’s Office places Cameno and his then partner David Vela, for whom, regardless of possible agreements, he requests in his letter almost 40 years in prison, among the leaders of the plot, along with Artemio López Tardón, for whom he requests 46 years and half. His brother Álvaro, prosecuted in this case, will not sit on the bench as he is serving a sentence in the United States. Both are known as “the Miami”.
A “very complex” organization
Among the accused are Spaniards, North Americans, Colombians or Indians and they will be tried for crimes against public health, money laundering, against the Treasury, falsehood, counterfeit currency or illegal possession of weapons, among others.
Antidroga highlights the magnitude of this “extremely complex” organization that would have operated inside and outside Spain between 2007 and 2011, although it believes that some members would have acted since 2003.
He calculates that the López Tardón family would have obtained “a minimum of almost two dozen million euros in cash” from drug trafficking that they allegedly hid in “zulos” inside their “luxurious” home. In addition, the judge who investigated the case estimated the profits of the organization at 20 million euros in 2009 and 52 in 2010.
The alleged network was divided into four branches, the last one made up of defendants who later ended up acting on their own. Some of them, says the prosecutor, dedicated themselves to trafficking medicines, anabolics and “doping” products.
The first group was led by the López Tardón brothers, dedicated to planning and executing drug trafficking operations: from the transfer from South America to Spain of “the voluminous shipments of cocaine” -which reached 7 and a half tons- to its sale and distribution in our country.
Once here, the second “sector” came into play, led by the “co-gyrfalcons” Ana María Cameno and her then-husband, David Vela, who, according to the prosecutor, acquired “different fractions” of the drug consignments and They made it reach the final distributors in Spain, that is, the third and fourth sectors, whose leaders would be, according to the prosecutor, the brothers Raúl and Víctor Juárez and the Colombian Hispanic Laurentino Sánchez.
Anti-drug also accuses different defendants of a series of money laundering operations, for which they would have used “front men or straw people.”