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Areas General Services Presidency Local police protect public health and take aim at itinerant selling

Local police protect public health and take aim at itinerant selling

Last night, local law enforcement agents arrested a man they accused of committing a public health offence. The arresting officers were on the night beat in Sant Ferran, along with a canine unit, when they spotted a man who, seeing them, became nervous and attempted to flee the scene. A search by the canine unit turned up positive, and ten grams of cocaine and €400 in cash were seized. The suspect, a 32-year-old Morrocan national, was detained and subsequently taken to local offices of the Guardia Civil.

Itinerant vending
During the high season months, Formentera Local Police periodically conduct patrols on island beaches to combat itinerant vending. In the first week of July, similar charges were brought in 43 cases—39 charges involved individuals caught selling, 2 involved individuals found with material intended for sale, and 2 involved sellers caught in dune regeneration areas of ses Salines nature reserve. The final 2 cases will be passed along to the Govern balear.

Law enforcement agents have so far confiscated roughly one thousand items, including 415 pieces of fruit and more than 200 pieces of clothing.

10 July 2019
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