Former soccer player Carlos Aranda, arrested in an operation against marijuana trafficking

Carlos Aranda is released from prison after paying bail for his arrest for 'Operation Oikos'

The ex-footballer Carlos Aranda has returned to be stopped last Wednesday after the Civil Guard designated him as one of the involved in an operation against marijuana trafficking in Malaga, in which four other individuals have also been arrested.

The Malaga Opinion indicates that Aranda was the head of a cannabis cultivation organization in various towns in the province such as Antequera or Alcaucín. Among the crimes for which he is charged are those of membership of a criminal organization, fraud of electricity, falsification of documents and crimes against public health.

The Civil Guard had been identifying different houses adapted for the cultivation of marijuana for months and it was not until last Wednesday when they took action and seized even 700 plants, plus 20,000 euros in cash, six vehicles, computer equipment, mobile phones and documentation.

It is not the first time that Aranda has been in trouble with the law, since the ex-footballer from Osasuna, Granada or Villarreal was one of those arrested in the well-known ‘Oikos case‘, related to soccer match fixes through sports betting, involving several former First and Second Division footballers.

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