Local Police frustrated over fight against organised crime on the Costa del Sol

Local Police: Town in Costa Blanca temporarily loses police force Credit: Shutterstock

Local Police officers in the province of Malaga are offering to take part in the fight against organised crime. The officers admit they feel underutilised and without access to classified information despite being exposed to risks on the frontline.

Every day, more than 2,500 local policemen put on their uniform and take to the streets of Malaga province. In recent years, they have witnessed the hike in violence caused by organised crime on the Costa del Sol. Just this year, gangs have claimed eight lives in murders motivated by the settling of scores. Last year, bombs were used in the first case of narcoterrorism ever registered in Malaga.

Far from taking a step back, local police officers highlight that they deal with crime on a daily basis. They are now asking for better coordination with other security forces such as Nacional Police and the Guardia Civil, in order to end organised crime in a joint effort.

The message has been issued from the main police unions in Malaga, stating that the body wishes to be informed when this type of crime occurs. They assured they didn’t want to intrude on investigations, simply avoid exposing officers to unnecessary danger.  

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Camila O'Reilly


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