By Cathy Elelman • 28 October 2019 • 18:00
PEA-ED OFF! Investigations led to the discovery of the stolen posts on land used for cultivating legumes.
CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil
A 40-YEAR old Vera man is under arrest for stealing hundreds of wooden posts from a Mojacar beach.
Guardia Civil launched operation ‘Moralife’ in September after Environment agents reported to the Garrucha station they had detected the theft of materials used to protect flora and vegetation from Macenas beach in Mojacar Playa.
Specifically, nearly 1,000 two-metre long posts used to demarcate an extensive stretch of the municipal coastline were missing.
Working in collaboration with Mojacar Local Police, the investigations centered on the region’s wood sector and farms. This led to the discovery of a large number of wooden posts like the ones which had been nicked from Macenas on a one-hectare property in the El Moralico area of Vera.
The Guardia said the land was used for the cultivation of legumes and that the poles had been placed between the lines of crops.
Replacing the posts and repairing the damage at Macenas added up to more than €60,000, the Guardia said.
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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.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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