By Cathy Elelman • 13 August 2019 • 18:48
SECURITY: Around 300 Guardia Civil officers were on duty for each day of the festival.
CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil
THE Dreambeach festival wound up on Sunday night after five full-on days of performances by some of the top electronic music artists and DJs and with no major security incidents.
The Guardia Civil reported nearly 300 drugs violations and said 10 of the 19 arrests made during the event were for drug-trafficking offences.
They also reported there had been 87 reports of problems, mainly petty theft or lost items.
Traffic patrols carried out nearly 4,500 breathalysers. In all 34 people tested positive for alcohol and 133 for drugs.
The Guardia thanked festival goers for respecting the security measures and controls at the event necessitated by the current level four anti-terrorism alert and for following the security advice given out on social media and via the ‘Alertcops’ app.
Around 300 Guardia Civil a day were on duty for Dreambeach, covering security and traffic. They included drug-detection dog units, bomb disposal experts, mounted officers and aerial service.
There was further support from the Rapid Action Group, which was responsible for controlling possible threats from drones.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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