Gang Arrests on the Costa Calida

Crime on the Costa Calida

The Civil Guard has stopped a 48 year old Spanish bus driver on two separate occasions, for driving while under the influence of drugs. The incidents occurred in October and early November in Torre Pacheco, when, on both occasions, the bus was full of passengers. He now faces a 2,000 euros fine and the loss of 12 driving license points.

The Provincial Traffic Office of Murcia, will now request that the driver be submitted to an extraordinary review to determine if it continues to meet the psychophysical aptitudes to drive.

Meanwhile, in San Javier the Civil Guard have detained three young people for robbery and arson in an industrial warehouse just outside the town. They have also broken up a gang of youths dedicated to robbing homes in San Pedro del Pinatar.

Investigations into the San Javier incident led the Civil Guard to a house in Santiago de la Ribera-San Javier where the search revolved around a missing girl. The suspects fled across the adjacent rooftops, although they were later caught and detained in the vicinity.

Inside the building, the Guardia located several young people, among them the missing girl, where they also recovered numerous objects stolen from an industrial unit in San Javier that had been robbed and set on fire.

Three men, aged 18, 23 and 24 years, all of Spanish nationality and residents of Santiago de la Ribera were detained in custody.

Three young people, two of them minors, were also arrested in San Pedro del Pinatar, following a spate of household robberies.

Following the arrest of one of the alleged thieves, traced through the analysis of fingerprints left at the scene, a number of other young people were detained, all residents of San Pedro del Pinatar, as the alleged authors of the robbery.

However the operation remains open, so the arrest of other members of this juvenile criminal group are not ruled out.