Agents of the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas have ended the exploitation of the police operation ‘Daravica’, which began last February, as a result of the detection of a criminal organization based in Canary Islands, with active members in both provinces and jointly composed of Spanish citizens and citizens of Kosovar origin, dedicated to the commission of crimes of robbery with force of things in homes and commercial and industrial establishments.
The Organic Unit of Judicial Police of the Command of the Civil Guard of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, within the framework of the fight against organized crime, detected the presence of a group of citizens of Balkan origin, who, acting together with Spanish citizens, who Apparently they were dedicated to the commission of robberies with force in things in different parts of the national geography, making it their way of life, in such a way that tasks and functions were distributed that guaranteed them that their crimes were executed successfully.
From the surveillance carried out by the agents, it was established that said criminal organization was structured in two subgroups, one based on the island of Tenerife and the other on the island of Gran Canaria, each of them acting autonomously, without prejudice to collaborations between them. In addition to the fact that they were permanently settled in the territory of the Canary Islands, the members of this criminal organization traveled to different parts of the national geography with the aim of continuing their criminal activity. They made short trips to different provinces, where they stayed for a short period on an itinerant basis, carried out the robberies and returned to their places of residence.
Once enough information had been collected by the investigating agents, the police operation where they were carried out was exploited. five house searches in the localities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Telde and in which it was possible to recover a large number of objects that had been stolen.
Four crimes of robbery with force were clarified and one crime of robbery or theft of vehicle use committed in the towns of Tacoronte, Arona, Agüimes and La Orotava which were investigated in different provinces of the national territory, as well as numerous tools , both manual and electrical, of those used for the commission of this type of crime. It is worth highlighting the specialization of the components of this criminal organization, in which the tasks of each of them were clearly defined, highlighting their skill for making butrones (breaking walls, ceilings or floors) and for opening safes. Its components are people with a long criminal history, who had made the commission of this type of crime their way of life, improving their operational methods over time and taking great security measures to avoid being detected by the police forces. Among the different objects seized during the different arrests, a thermal lance, a large hammer drill, an electric shock gun, two drones, a compressed air weapon, two battery drills, a grinder, a plate stand out. of the National Police, portable transmitters, numerous manual tools and a large amount of clothing that can be used to hide the face.
Said investigation was directed by the titular judge of the Court of Instruction number 2 of those of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and by the Prosecutor’s Office Attached to the Provincial Court of Tenerife.