Cocaine Gang – level 1

22-03-2021 07:00

Spanish police arrest 12 members of a cocaine gang. Cocaine is an illegal drug from the coca plant. The gang is very dangerous. It is the largest gang in Madrid, Spain.

Police find a Ferrari. 600 kilograms of cocaine are inside the car. There are guns, too. Police come to several other places. They find 800,000 dollars. They find 20 expensive cars and some weapons, too.

The leader of the gang is from Morocco. He works with gangs in Morocco, Europe and Colombia. They send each other secret messages.

The gang has a lawyer. He helps them move their money through different banks and companies. It seems that the money comes from usual businesses. It really comes from selling cocaine.

Difficult words: gang (a group of criminals), illegal (something that is against the rules of a country), secret (something that nobody knows about).

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