Four people went on trial in Elche this week, and are facing jail terms of over eight years, each on charges of distributing drugs, as well as a fine of over 231 thousand euros.

The two men and two women were arrested in Torrevieja in November 2015, with their plans apparently masterminded by a prisoner at Alicante’s Fontacalent jail.

Five kilos of MDMA powder, known as the Molly drug, were seized by the National Police, with the prisoner allegedly passing on instructions to his son over picking up the drugs at Los Alcázares for onward distribution across the Torrevieja area.

The drugs had an estimated market value of 231 thousand euros, with the Los Alcázares pick-up being monitored by National Police agents, who then followed the two cars used by the distributors all the way to Torrevieja.

Three people met up in a Torrevieja basement garage to do the deal, and three arrests were made and the drugs seized, along with a further fourth detention and discovery of more drugs at a house.

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