Palma.—Six workers of a Palma airport car parking management company who were arrested two days ago accused of a fraud worth over 54'000 euros, declared yesterday that they had believed that their dealings with clients had been strictly in the line of helping VIPs, including politicians who needed “special assistance” with regard to parking facilities at the airport.

It was by this means that the three men and three women justified having made duplicate tickets for drivers who claimed to have lost the originals. The detainees were said to have approached the parking control office with a ticket signed with the personal number of an MP or Senator . They were “without question” given a “manual” docket which enabled the immediate release of the car from the parking lot. All six accused said that there “was never a moment” in which they had believed they were committing fraud.

Police alleged the detainees were guilty of having grossly under-declared the time that cars had spent in parking lots.