From: El Pais (Spain)
Police crack down on drug dealer mansions in southern Spain
An entire estate filled with villas and swimming pools had been illegally built without a single permit
A view of the drug dealer mansions in La Línea. National Police
The Spanish police have arrested 16 people who illegally built 14 luxury homes in a rural area of La Línea de la Concepción, in southern Spain. Investigators suspect that the land sale served to launder money in an area that is home to dozens of drug gangs.
Whether drug money was laundered through the land sale will not come up at the trial, but police sources in La Línea said that they are following up on this line of investigation. The link between drug and tobacco smuggling and illegal construction is well known to law enforcement in the area.