Pedro Maza, arrested in the Rúa Mar case, resigns from his positions in Fisheries organizations
Press Release | CEPESCA: Operation Matraca
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 02:00 (GMT + 9)
Operation Matraca to dismantle hashish smuggling networks in the Strait
Pedro Maza resigns as vice president of CEPESCA and as president of the Andalusian Federation of Fishing Associations (FAAPE)
CEPESCA TRUSTS THE CLARIFICATION OF THE FACTS, REJECTS ANY CRIMINAL CONDUCT AND DEFENDS THE DAILY WORK OF FISHERMEN AND VESSELS
The organization has offered its full collaboration to law enforcement and to the Court number 6 of the National Court, if required
Madrid - Pedro Maza, until now Vice President of the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA)
, yesterday submitted his resignation to this organization as a consequence of the operation “Matraca”, developed by the Tax Agency, the National Police and the Civil Guard to dismantle the networks of smuggling hashish into the Strait of Gibraltar. Maza, who has also resigned as president of the Andalusian Federation of Fishing Associations (FAAPE), he has made this decision so as not to damage the reputation and image of both organizations, as well as to be able to focus on their defense and the clarification of the facts.
Cepesca, who has thanked Maza for the work carried out by the owner during the years in which he has held the vice presidency of the organization, expresses his commitment to reject and condemn any criminal conduct and regrets that some people, directly or indirectly related to the sector, mask this type of supposed actions taking refuge in an activity, the fishing, characterized by effort and exemplary behavior, as evidenced in numerous occasions and in adverse situations.
The Confederation, which wishes to clarify the facts investigated which, at its judgment, pertain to the scope of personal decisions and responsibilities, trust that not They will harm neither the sector nor the work of the organizations that represent it. In this sense, Cepesca has already offered the law enforcement agencies and the Court number 6 of the National Court, in charge of the case, all its collaboration in case it is so required throughout the course of the investigation, today under summary secrecy, or during the subsequent judicial process.