Church robberies in Murcia and Alicante pays for luxury hotels and gambling days

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SPAIN’S National Police dismantled a gang of youths who had been looting churches in Murcia and Alicante for months in order to pay for luxury hotels and gambling days.

The operation has so far resulted in the arrest of nine alleged members of the group, including the two ringleaders, who have been remanded in custody.

The suspects have been accused of looting up to fifty churches in the region of Murcia and another twenty in southern Alicante since January 2022.

It is believed that the gang stole around €50,000 which they used in betting shops and luxury hotels around the country, according to police reports on Monday, June 6.

The investigation has been carried out by the Judicial Police group of the El Carmen district police station in Murcia.

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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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