Guardia Civil and Calvia police officers sealed off part of Punta Ballena for a time.

11-08-2017Michel's

At 2am yesterday morning, revellers along Punta Ballena in Magalluf received a surprise. Over 30 members of a special Guardia Civil serious crime unit from the mainland swooped on a handful of bars on the strip as part of a major drugs operation. Calvia police also took part and sniffer dogs were used.

The Guardia Civil in Palmanova have led an investigation into a number of bars and strips clubs which were searched. The operation lasted some two-and-a-half hours and there were moments of tension when the local police had to close off some 500 metres of the street so that the Guardia Civil could conduct searches without any interruption. It was mounted in response to a series of complaints from other businesses along the strip about suspicious goings-on in the bars targeted by the Guardia Civil.

Six Rumanian and Senegalese suspects were arrested. All were said to have been involved in peddling drugs and pickpocketing drunken holidaymakers in and around the strip. False ceilings in bars were searched, and substantial amounts of cocaine, marijuana and crystal were found. Large quantities of cash were seized as well as a number of stolen wallets. A group of Rumanian pickpockets is said to be highly active in the resort and they are all part of a large criminal organisation dealing in drugs as well.

Yesterday afternoon, police chiefs praised the success of the operation and the high level of cooperation between the Guardia Civil and Calvia police.

This summer season, the town hall and security services in Calvia have been coming down hard on illegal activities in the resorts. Last month six bars were closed, while others are facing large fines for failing to comply with the bylaws. There were also eleven arrests, Britons among them, in another drugs operation.

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Stephen Kane / Hace 2 months

Well don to every one of these officers of Law & Order

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Lawrie / Hace 2 months

Its the same here Frank. If you were to take the "ethnic minoritys" and the Eastern Europeans out of the bbc's crimewatch programme it would last about as long as a weather forecast,

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Anton / Hace 2 months

Strange comment from George below about a well written and grammatically correct article. And coming from someone who does not know that a new sentence should staet with a capital letter.....

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Frank / Hace 2 months

What Eastern Europeans and North Africans involved in crime in Mallorca. Nooo surely not! Must be some sort of mistake.

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John / Hace 2 months

WELL DONE , THIS SHOULD BE DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS CLEAN THE PLACE UP ONCE AND FOR ALL.THE PEOPLE ARRESTED SHOULD BE GIVEN LONG JAIL SENTENCES WHICH WILL DETER OTHERS STEPPING INTO THEIR SHOES.

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George / Hace 2 months

Whoever wrote this piece needs to apply for further education in English .spelling is dreadful and punctuation is appalling !

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S. / Hace 2 months

Delighted to see further attempts to clean up Magaluf. What a dangerous place for young people to have a so termed holiday.

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