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Two civil guards died this Friday evening after a ship operated by drug traffickers collided with them on the coast of Barbate (Cádiz, 22,800 inhabitants). One of the deceased was an agent of the Rapid Action Group (GAR) and the opposite of the Group of Underwater Activities Specialists (GEAS). The first speculation with which they’re working on the Armed Institute is that the occasion occurred after “the attack” of a drug boat that was within the space, sheltered within the port as a result of storm that’s ravaging the Strait. In addition to the 2 deceased, one other agent has been critically injured and one other barely injured.

The brokers had been taking part in an operation within the Barbate space, though the GEAS group had its base within the port of Algeciras, from the place it offered service to the Cádiz and Algeciras Commands, based on stories near the latter command. Unofficial sources verify to EL PAÍS that, as a result of poor sea circumstances within the space as a result of passage of the storm Carlotta Throughout the Peninsula, a part of the drug boats that usually stay on the excessive seas ready to move medicine have taken shelter this Friday from the hostile climate within the port of Barbate.

The boats started to reach when searching for refuge in Barbate already throughout the day this Thursday. On Friday evening there have been roughly a dozen, based on a supply accustomed to the case and near the Civil Guard. But it was this Friday when the brokers approached to attempt to establish the alleged traffickers who had been aboard these giant semi-rigid boats geared up with a number of outboard motors, referred to as narco-boats, as confirmed by sources from the Armed Institute.

After that strategy, a number of boats have moved away from the coast. But no less than two have stayed within the port and have begun to hold out evasive maneuvers at excessive velocity. In as much as two movies that flow into on social networks and which are recognized as from the second of the occasion, you may see how a drug boat passes at excessive velocity in a straight line till it passes over the small semi-rigid boat by which the civil guards had been touring. The affect and violence of the collision is clear within the totally different photographs.

“I don't know who has mounted an operation with a six-meter rubber band to confront drug boats of that size. It is an operation ordered by a command without the necessary security measures and they have been overlooked,” denounces a supply near the Armed Institute. Another supply from Algeciras particulars that it’s common for this GEAS group to take part in operations in collaboration with different items such because the GAR: “They use the small boat to be able to move over land more quickly and then throw the rubber into the sea.” “It is a full-fledged murder,” an agent denounced indignantly. Professional associations similar to Jucil and the Unified Group of Civil Guards have proven their indignation and solidarity with what occurred. “A few days ago Jucil asked for better means, today we have two dead and one seriously injured crushed by a drug boat driven by murderers,” they’ve criticized from the primary. “Our worst omens have come true,” they denounced the second affiliation, which has demanded an investigation into what occurred.

At 10:45 p.m. this Friday, the elimination of the 2 our bodies is happening, verify municipal sources of Barbate. The mayor of the Cadiz city, Miguel Molina, is at the moment current within the port of Barbate. “It has been a tragedy,” he declared to EL PAÍS, very affected. For now, the id and origin of the brokers is unknown. The City Council has referred to as a rally tomorrow at 12 midday. “His sacrifice and dedication to the protection of our municipality will not be forgotten, and his memory will remain in our hearts,” they defined within the assertion.

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Councilor Molina has defined {that a} week in the past they started to detect the presence of those drug boats in a city that a long time in the past suffered harshly from a scourge of drug trafficking that it already believed it had left behind. “We were demanding more security around the port because we saw the boats. “This situation is beyond you,” the mayor managed to clarify.

The Anti-Drug Prosecutor of Cádiz, Ana Villagómez, has acknowledged within the SER that she is “disappointed, frustrated and sad” in regards to the occasion. “It gives the impression that they have gone after them, the drug boats know that nothing is going to happen to them,” he added on this system Hora 25. “There are more and more drug boats, they are worth more than 100,000 euros and they belong to mafias with many resources. What is happening is tremendous. “There are no means or boats to deal with that.” And she emphasised: “We do not expect them to come to the funeral tomorrow to give many condolences when later they do not provide the necessary means.”

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Manuel Moreno, has expressed his remorse for the loss of life of two civil guards this Friday, run over by drug traffickers within the Port of Barbate. Through a message on his

The violent response of some traffickers when they’re intercepted at sea by Civil Guard boats has led the highest officers of the armed institute to go for the acquisition of high-speed patrol boats manufactured able to resisting the assaults of the drug boats to which they They attempt to intercept. After buying two of those strengthened boats in 2021, measuring 18.5 meters in size and able to exceeding 55 knots of velocity, the Ministry of the Interior has launched two different competitions to supply the armed institute with six extra for the same quantity. at 15 million euros.

Two of those vessels are scheduled to be delivered within the first half of this 12 months. The relaxation, between 2025 and 2026. Both these already operational and the brand new ones, might be constructed of aluminum, a stronger materials than the GRP (polyester strengthened with fiberglass) of the earlier patrol boats. “The violence of these actions makes it necessary for the hulls and structure of future vessels to be made of more resistant materials than those of the current fleet,” is highlighted within the recordsdata of each contests, to which EL PAÍS had entry.