The operation occurred “when the cell had just received a weapons and explosives cache that was to be used for designated killings, linked to vendettas among drug traffickers,” according to the same source. By Dialogo February 26, 2013 A group of Colombian professional assassins was routed in Madrid Do you believe that these offices dedicated to organized crime, are one and only in Spain, or are worldwide. The Spanish Police arrested a ring of Colombian hit men based in Madrid who were supposedly hired to kill particular drug traffickers, informed the Spanish Minister of Interior on February 22. During the operation, several arrests were carried out, the ministry added in a statement. In September 2010, the Spanish Police had already detained two Colombian hit men that also “belonged to ‘collection agencies’ paid by drug cartels, and had settled in Spain to continue with their activities.” These “offices” are organizations linked to Colombian drug cartels that executed selective killings, extortions, and kidnappings, among other crimes, by the request of drug trafficking organizations, the Spanish Police explained.