Arrest of Manuel Charlín, 85, reveals resilience of Galicia's cocaine clans

Published: 12/08/2018
Arrest of Manuel Charlín, 85, reveals resilience of Galicia's cocaine clans
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Released in 2010 after 20 years in prison, the trafficker made a return to notoriety last week When police intercepted a ship off the Azores carrying a shipment of 2.4 tonnes of cocaine bound for Galicia in north-west Spain last week, they were surprised when the trail led them to the legendary drug trafficker Manuel Charlín Gama. The 85-year-old head of the “Charlines” clan, whom everyone assumed

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