Capturing Isco Via Musica

Capturing Isco Via Musica

Spain’s most wanted drug trafficker is in police custody after making a cameo appearance in a music video.

Photo: TheTimes.co.uk

Photo: TheTimes.co.uk

Francisco “Isco” Tejon, who is thought to be the leader of the Castanas gang, which “dominates the hashish trade between Morocco and Southern Spain” has been on the run for nearly two years earlier this month, when he emerged from hiding in an unexpected fashion - in a cameo appearance in a music video by Cuban artist, Clase-A.

The video was uploaded on October 7th and was viewed nearly 50,000 times on YouTube before being replaced by an audio-only version to draw away from Tejon's controversial appearance. Spain’s National Police said Tejon’s arrest “dismantled the top level of the biggest hashish-smuggling gang that operates in the Campo de Gibraltar area” and praised officers’ “ceaseless” pursuit of the gang’s inner circle. However, the battle for La Linea de la Concepcion is far from over as Los Castanas were estimated to control 60% of the drugs trade.


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