OFFICERS of the Policia Local in Benidorm shut down three bars in the Rincon de Loix area of the city last weekend for engaging in prostitution.
The operation began at 11.00pm on Friday night and came to an end at 4.00am on Saturday morning, with officers entering many establishments and carrying out a string of inspections.
The Policia Local and the Policia National confirmed that the three bars – on avenida del Mediterraneo, calle Murcia and calle Mallorca – were shut down for ‘engaging in unlicensed activities’, namely prostitution.
The Rincon de Loix area of the city is hugely popular with British tourists, many of whom looked on as officers inspected the establishments, confused as to what was going on.
At the time of printing, no arrests have been confirmed however the bars remain shut with ‘CERRADO’ (‘closed’) posters strewn across their facades.