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Alcala drugs arrest

Posted by dolly diver on April 1, 2009
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Two Spanish men, 26 year old H.F.P. and 33 year old V.D.J.A have been arrested in Alcala for possession of 12 kg of hashish.

During undercover police investigations the two men from El Rosario were transporting large amounts of the hashish to tourist resorts, which were to be re packaged into smaller amount which could be easily sold in bars.

Both men are now in custody waiting a court hearing.

Gang of pickpocket arrested

Posted by dolly diver on February 24, 2009
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 	fisher-womans-roundabout-puerto-santiagoPuerto Santigo is normally a quiet place on a Sunday afternoon, but last Sunday was rather different when a gang of seven Romanians were arrested and were all lined up around the fisherlady roundabout. Rumors quickly flew round, drugs bust, bank robbery, but in fact it was a gang of pickpockets who were arrested.

The culprits, all aged between 30 and 50 have been identified only by their initials, R.M., C.F.R., M.I., L.A., T.S and V.D and a woman, L.R.

After the police had received several reports from the public about purse and wallet thefts, a surveillance operation in the area followed. The gang were soon located and were watched through binoculars.

They arrived by hire car, met in a local cafe to select their targets. The victims were often tourists waiting at the bus stop by the sports centre in Los Gigantes. They would be distracted by one gang member with a map asking directions while another picked their pocket or handbag. A hire car would be parked nearby for a quick getaway.

What this gang failed to realise is there is only one way out of Los Gigantes and the local police backed up by the Guardia Civil arrested them at a road block on the exit road. Many items were recovered despite attempts from the gang to throw them out of their car windows.

The victims were then brought forward to help identify the gang.

Wanted man arrested in Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on November 28, 2008
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On 26th November local police in Puerto Santiago became suspicious of a man acting with aggressive behaviour. Upon questioning, the 39 year old man with initials A.R.B, he became agitated and nervous, further investigation led to his arrest as a warrant for his arrest had been issued by the courts in Santa Cruz. The man was detained at the Guardia Civil station in San Juan.