Three arrested in fake social club drugs bust

BUSTED: Police raid the fake Nijar social club. Credit: Guardia Civil

THREE people have been arrested after a fake social club was used for the sale of drugs.

Guardia Civil investigators shut down the warehouse on the Santa Olaya de Campohermoso Industrial Estate in Nijar, seizing almost a kilo of marijuana as well as a set of scales, a price list, a laptop, €260 in cash plus a number of documents allegedly detailing sales figures.

Disguised as a social club, the venue had at least 150 clients who were forced to sign a written statement and pay a membership fee in order to use the service.

It was reportedly run by three people between the ages of 23 and 25.

The investigation began when police noticed a spike in cannabis use and possession charges in the surrounding area.

They found a sign on one warehouse that read ´The Place, members only.´

Detectives organised a stakeout nearby and several people, who were known drug users, were seen visiting the venue before leaving with small bags.