Local Police in towns and villages along the coast in the north of the island were out and about across the beaches yesterday, keeping a lookout for - and cracking down on - illegal itinerant sellers.

The operation, lasting an hour, was carried out simultaneously on beaches known to be targeted by people peddling their wares without a licence - items of clothing, fruit, belts, handbags, sunglasses, are the goods most frequently offered to the public.

The police units involved in yesterday's crackdown (Pollensa, Alcudia, Santa Margalida, Muro, Sa Pobla and Buger) belong to a control hub which coordinates operations in North Majorca. It was the second occasion on which a lookout for illegal traders on beaches across the municipalities had been organised this summer.

There were two plain-clothes officers patrolling the Playa de Muro and one uniformed officer from the Marine division of the Local Police.
From midday onwards, the patrols seized 55 items from a number of illegal traders on this beach alone.

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