THE Guardia Civil and municipal police in Ibiza and Formentera have launched a special operation to control crime committed by Britons.
This step has been taken following an increase in the number of incidents involving young Britons, including a death in a fight, in recent weeks.
One of the first moves has been to install closed circuit video cameras in the West End area of San Antonio where the town council has increased the number of police on the beat.
Security chief José Manuel Bar, commenting on the discovery of the body of a 17-year-old Briton floating in the sea off Ses Variades on Tuesday, said that there had been no signs of violence and it appeared to be a case of accidental drowning although an autopsy has yet to be held.
He said that the murder of a Madrid businessman, gunned down by two hooded men in San José, and the blood found in Formentera were isolated cases. Both cases are still being investigated.
And, he stressed, delinquency has gone down in Ibiza and Formentera since the beginning of the year.
The reduction in June was 20 percent, and in July, according to the Guardia Civil, it went down by seven percent, and by ten percent according to the police commissioner.
The accumulated drop from January to last weekend was 10.8 percent.