The wiretapping ordered by the judge of Vielha to investigate the death in strange circumstances of the Cachou bear has uncovered an alleged drug trafficking network based in the capital of the Vall d’Aran with branches in Lleida, Vila-real and Castelló de The flat.
The discovery has allowed the arrest of 12 people , including the mayor of the town of Casau, Juan Berdié , accused of an alleged crime against public health, criminal organization and money laundering .
A group killed the Cachou bear with antifreeze poison
Five of the detainees are in provisional prison, although two of them will be able to avoid it by paying a bail of 6,000 euros. The rest of the detainees are still at large, but their passports have been withdrawn and they will have to appear periodically before the judicial authorities.
Almost 2 kilos of pure cocaine
The 12 detainees – 11 men and a woman – are already being investigated after discovering the cocaine trafficking network. In Castelló they kept the raw material to make the drug and it passed through the rest of the towns, until it reached the final consumer in the Vall d’Aran . It is also being investigated whether Berdié, who besides being mayor also works as a taxi driver, would have used his vehicle to distribute drugs .
The judge decrees the secrecy of actions on the Cachou bear
During the raids in Lleida and Vielha, the Mossos have requisitioned 1,789 grams of cocaine along with 249 doses already prepared for sale and 5,000 euros in cash. Altogether, and due to the purity of the drug, the seized goods are valued at approximately 200,000 euros .
The investigation into the death of the Cachou bear after consuming antifreeze liquid, which ended with the arrest of an Environment official of the Conselh Generau d’Aran for revealing secrets and prevarication, has revealed the network dismantled this week, since some of the investigated by the Cachou case, habitual cocaine users , have allowed the authorities to find the members of the network who were selling it.
Map of the place where the Cachou bear was found dead, in the Soberpera area, in the municipality of Les, in the Lleida Pyrenees.
Cachou bear found dead in the Lleida Pyrenees
In December 2020, the Vielha court partially lifted the summary secret . However, he kept the investigation linked to drug trafficking independent of the death of the plantigrade a secret. According to sources close to the case, there are no suspects implicated in both crimes.