Cocaine seized in Durres belonged to El Clan del Golfo cartel, according to Mexican media

Cocaine seized in Durres belonged to El Clan del Golfo cartel, according to Mexican media

 The Mexican media have devoted an article to the seizure of the cocaine in Maminas, in a container that brought bananas from Colombia, ordered by the Albanian brand "Arbri -Garden".

"Authorities discover cocaine between Colombian bananas, in the port of Albania," launches the article Sipse.

It is further noted that "According to Notimex, about 613 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a banana shipment were discovered at the Albanian port of Durres, in a coordinated operation between the Colombian National Navy, international agencies and Albanian police.

The drug was hided in the double floor of a container that would go out of Colombia in January, loaded with bananas, on a ship that would visit several ports in Europe before reaching the Albanian port.

Information provided by participating agencies in the operation, follows the article, allowed the Albanian police to schedule an operation to control the route of the Albanian company truck from the time of its arrival to the port of Durres until in the company premises in the city of Maminas.

During the operation, two people were arrested: the truck driver and a company employee, the report cites the Colombian National Navy.

Albanian police issued "an arrest warrant for the company's ownership and opened investigations with its counterparts in Europe to determine the identity of other persons associated with this seizure," which is the largest amount of cocaine caught in the country.

According to Mexican media. "The seized cocaine belonged to a drug trafficking facility linked to El Clan del Golfo, a scary one in Mexico and Colombia, which has contacts in several European ports where drugs are sent."

According to the article, the value of the drug seized was more than $ 37 million," which would enter in the account of this criminal group".

What is the Clan del Golfo

According to an online search, El Clan del Golfo, formerly called Los Urabeños or Clan Úsuga or Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia, is a Colombian drug trafficking group that was involved in the Colombian armed conflict.

This group is considered the most powerful neo-paramilitary group in Colombia with about 3,000 members in the inner circle of the organization.

The main source of their income is drug trafficking.

At the end of 2011, Los Urabeños declared war to Los Rastrovo over drug control in Medellín.

Los Urabeños is one of the organizations that emerged after the demobilization of the United Self-Conservation Forces in Colombia.
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