Two civil guards die after being hit by a drug boat in Barbate | EUROtoday

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The major problem that the Ministry of Interior with drug trafficking in Campo de Gibraltar has reached its most expression late this Friday afternoon within the Port of Barbate. A drug boat has run over a ship of the Civil Guard y has killed the brokers. In addition, one other agent has been severely injured and a fourth is barely injured, the Civil Guard has confirmed. One of them suffered the amputation of an arm.

The boats had taken refuge within the port space of ​​the municipality with none sort of precaution. protected by impunity, say sources from the Armed Institute, with which the 'narcos' function within the space.

Upon changing into conscious of the presence of the drug boats, the Civil Guard has activated a workforce from the Rapid Action Group (GAR) and one other of Group of Specialists for Underwater Activities (GEAS) -the divers- as a result of the brokers of the Maritime Service They have been out of port on one other service. Both deceased brokers are divers, point out sources from the Armed Institute.

In a harsh video lasting a number of minutes, you possibly can hear how the individuals who document it are cheering on the drug traffickers to sink the brokers, whereas two boats circle round a small patrol boat to ram it.

The narco-boats have rammed the Benemrita boats once they approached the port. This occasion occurred on the identical day that the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, had traveled to the realm to reward his Campo de Gibraltar Special Security Plan. From Algeciras, the top of the Interior has highlighted that police stress has prompted the mafias to vary their distribution routes for illicit merchandise. However, his reflections will not be shared by the police power working within the space, which insists on the conflictive nature of the vacation spot and the shortage of personnel to take care of completely different conditions. This Saturday, the top of the Interior return to go to the realm.

Moment when the Civil Guard patrol automobile is attacked.THE WORLD

The police report that police personnel are experiencing a continual scenario of institutional helplessness. Harassed and attacked by drug mafias, who put stress on the brokers' households, and with hardly any means to additionally struggle towards unlawful immigration, the brokers want different locations.

The Linea de la Concepción, Algeciras and Tarifa They have grow to be a punishment. Nobody desires to work there. This is demonstrated by the truth that 40% of the police power (300 brokers) request the switch 12 months after 12 months.

The downside is that the brokers of the Shelf and of the Civil Guard, They haven’t totally established themselves in an space the place having consolidated groups is important to successfully confront the vary of crimes that it concentrates. With this knowledge in hand, the brokers as soon as once more demand from Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska the pressing declaration of Campo de Gibraltar as Area of ​​Special Singularity.

The identify entails the appliance of labor and financial incentive formulation just like these acquired by brokers posted within the Basque Country or in Navarre. Catalua can also be on this course of. It is, briefly, a plus because of the harshness of the vacation spot. However, the Interior has not but taken up this proposal.

The minister chaired an operational assembly right now within the Port of Algeciras through which he took inventory of the Special Security Plan for the Campo de Gibraltar since its launch and analyzed its execution for the following two years, since final In December, the Secretary of State for Security prolonged its validity till December 31, 2025.

1,668 tons of medication in a single 12 months

Since its launch in July 2018, its validity has been prolonged 3 times (in 2020, 2022 and final December) and the territory of utility has been expanded from Campo de Gibraltar to the whole provinces of Cádiz, Huelva , Malaga, Almera, Granada and Seville.

Grande-Marlaska has reviewed among the most notable knowledge, akin to that from August 1, 2018 to December 31, 2023, the National Police and Civil Guard have seized 1,668 tons of medication, of which 1,452 have been cannabis, 106.7 tons of cocaine and 109.7 tons of marijuana or different medication.

However, the Minister of the Interior has not commented on the decommissioning in September 2022 of the Coordination Body towards Drug Trafficking in Andaluca, the so-called OCON-Sur, which was made up of 150 Civil Guard brokers on obligation out there 24 hours a day, seven days per week in Campo de Gibraltar. Interior determined to dissolve the group regardless of its overwhelming outcomes.

The brokers who made up OCON-Sur have been despatched to different locations. The Ministry of the Interior has at all times defended that in no case have been there any lack of personnel within the struggle towards drug trafficking, however reasonably that OCON brokers have been built-in into the Judicial Police and proceed to hold out their work inside these teams.

The Campo de Gibraltar has been the scene of colourful chases, caches within the solar and even the assault on a hospital to free a trafficker from custody. The succession of qualifiers concerning the area of Spain that makes police and civil guards flee is devastating and relentless. The assault on the boat of the Civil Guard brokers is additional proof of the sophisticated scenario that exists within the space.

“What happened tonight in the port of Barbate It is one more example that traffickers know that this is no man's land and they operate at ease without caring about the consequences,” claims one of many brokers stationed within the Gibraltar countryside who has witnessed what has occurred.

Give in mourning

On the opposite hand, the mayor of Algeciras, Jose Ignacio Landaluce, has referred to as for this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on the doorways of the Town Hall a minute of silence because of the loss of life of the civil guards, one in all whom resided in Algeciras.

The councilor wished to convey a message of affection and help to the households and their family members, in addition to to the whole Civil Guard physique.