Woman detained at Palma Mallorca airport carrying 146 mobile devices

Woman detained at Palma Mallorca airport carrying 146 mobile devices. image: wikimedia

A SENEGALESE woman has been detained at Palma airport in Mallorca after she was found to be carrying 146 mobile devices in her luggage

Guardia Civil officers have detained a 33-year-old woman of Senegalese nationality at Palma airport in Mallorca, for an alleged reception offense, after she was found to have 146 mobile phones and other electronic devices in her luggage, of which she could not produce proof of ownership, with several of the items discovered as having being reported stolen.
According to a statement from the force, the incident took place last week at the Son Sant Joan airport, when the woman, who was traveling to Senegal, passed her luggage through the SATIE System tomographic x-ray machine and the officers saw that she was carrying a large number of mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.

Officers from the Guardia Civil then proceeded to carry out the pertinent verifications to ensure the legitimate origin of said objects, which the woman subsequently, could not prove that she was the owner of them all, while during the verification process, more than 20 of the devices showed up as being reported stolen in previous weeks, and almost all of the reports coming from areas with a large tourist influx.

A total of 146 mobile phones, six laptops, and seven tablets were confiscated, and the officers now continue their efforts to locate the rightful owners of the recovered items, as reported by 20minutos.es.


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