Police want an end to confrontation in Magalluf.

31-05-2018Michel's

A two-hour meeting was held at Calvia town hall yesterday. Mayor Alfonso Rodríguez and senior local police and Guardia Civil officers met six representatives from Magalluf, where there have been nightly protests against the presence of Nigerian women on the streets who pose as prostitutes but are engaged in violent robbery.

The town hall said that the meeting was very positive; further meetings are to be held during the summer. The points of view given by the town hall and police were as would have been expected. The women are the victims of organised criminal gangs; people can't take matters into their own hands; one crime cannot be met by another, as with the accusations of hate crime levelled at some of the protesters.  

The Guardia Civil referred to the absence of "denuncias" made against the women and said that there need to be these reports in order for officers to deal with the issue effectively. In essence, the police message was to back off and let the security forces deal with things.

There was also discussion of problems with street sellers, action against whom has been demanded for years. The Magalluf representatives also called for improved lighting in darker areas of the resort, more security cameras and greater police presence.

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David Sumner / Hace 4 months

Majorca you are a joke. Can't belive the rubbish your town hall spouts. A beautiful island being ruined by soft political actions.

Greetings from Crete, having a smashing time with friendly local folk. Bye bye Mallorca

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RBMM / Hace 4 months

It isn't that simple. Youngsters 17-18 years old (nationality not revealed in the press) from Palma have been identified by local police and other authorities. They go to Magaluf to "hacer un Maga", i.e., to attack in particular vulnerable people (alone, drunk, using drugs) but also anyone they could steel from. They go to Magaluf in a big group but once there they split up in smaller groups (5-6 persons). Not much comfort, but it isn't only the Nigerian maffia who operates in Magaluf. It seems to get worse and worse on Mallorca.

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steve Kane / Hace 4 months

Does Henrietta truly think that the WHOLE problem in Magaluf is caused by ALL-INCLUSIVE customers? I would not mind betting that this is a Hotel/rental owner or someone who does NOT want Tourists at all in the area. It Does not matter what the customer chooses as there Accommodation the MUGGERS /THIEVES will still operate. it is quite simple as soon as a policeman sees one of these so-called victims of the Mafia THEY SHOULD move them on and out of the area and if they return then they MUST be locked up.

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george / Hace 4 months

The European Court of Human Rights - protects the likes of thieves and criminals, as everything has been through the law. The law has become ridiculous and criminals can get away with everything these days.

It is normal folk like ourselves that suffer whilst the criminals laugh at us. It is happening all over Europe.

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Lawrie / Hace 4 months

100% Cazzy. Also it's good to see the MDB finally calling them Nigerian and violent muggers.

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Cazzy / Hace 4 months

So..... you are trying to clean up magaluf, no drinking in the street stopping bar crawls building a beautiful hotel and shopping complex, refurbishing hotels and yet you still cannot stop the dirty Nigerian muggers robbing unsuspecting tourists bringing down the tone of the Island. Just makes no sense to me. More police on the streets at night move them on chase them away we all know why they are waiting in gangs Jesus it’s not rocket science

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RBMM / Hace 4 months

I think that it is really impressive that so many people have been able to organize themselves to protest against a situation that is unacceptable. I do hope that this group don't break the rules or laws as that would remove the focus on the problem to the protestors. The problem must be a nightmare for the local authorities, but as in all countries politically elected people are not the most courageous people on the planet.

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Mike ( Belgium ) / Hace 4 months

Nothing to add than AGAIN SHAME ON YOU MALLORCA it will not be your new rental laws who will reduce income, it will at a certain stage no tourists coming again if you keep on choosing the side of criminals.

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Henry James / Hace 4 months

This has been going on for years and the police have done nothing about it,that and the drug dealing,the police and politicians are long on talk and short on action and now this is starting to be news all over Europe,Magaluf is becoming more and more like Dodge City every day and still no action is taken.

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Henrietta / Hace 4 months

Calvia have totally misunderstood why Magaluf changed from a family and retired resort with a healthy influx of youngsters for 6 weeks.

It changed because of these thieves on the street who came 18 years ago. Over the years the families and elderly left the resort as they were frightened to holiday here.

Then the hotels went “All Inclusive”. The restaurants and small bars serving food struggled as due to All Inclusive the trade died. Also, the youngsters whom replaced the families tend to eat in a fast food outlet.

Restaurants closed and signs appeared - “Se Alquiler” everywhere. The units have now reopened as kebab outlets, tattoo parlours and lap dancing clubs.

Calvia still does not understand that due to “All Inclusive” hotels the change happened encouraging what they see as drunk youths and adults which then become easy pickings for the thieves.

What I do not understand is Melia investing - they wish to move the resort upmarket but are they going to tell all their guests not to walk out of their hotel after 10.30pm for fear of theft !!! It is Melia whom encourage “All Inclusive” they should be sued by countries for destroying the local businesses - in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The root cause of all of Magalufs problems is - All Inclusive and Subsequently the thieves as this makes it easy for them.

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