Electrical goods thieves get a shock on the Costa Blanca

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SURVEILLANCE: Stolen property and weapons found after three arrests. Photo credit: Policia Nacional

THREE men have been arrested by the National Police in connection with alleged drug trafficking offences and dealing in stolen goods.

The trio – a Spanish national and two Moroccans – aged between 24 and 37 and understood to be related, were detained in one of the northern districts of Alicante city.

It’s alleged that the criminal gang specialised in stealing electronic goods, especially laptops, tablets, video cameras and top-of-the-range Smartphones.

The gang were caught after weeks of investigation that included an undercover surveillance operation during which they discovered their modus operandi.

The police found three homes close to each other being used for their activities, and was where they met those that had stolen the items.  The robbers were allegedly paid in cash or in drugs in exchange for the stolen goods, with €50 to €100 for each of the mobile phones.

During a subsequent search of the homes, the National Police found 8,100 grams of hashish, €8,600 in cash, 74 mobile phones, nine televisions, 15 watches, 64 lottery tickets, electronic goods, and a selection of gold jewellery.

The owners of the recovered stolen items are now being traced so they can be reunited with their property.

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