Joan Collins THE Guardia Civil has broken up an organised gang in Calvia (Majorca). The gang was composed of two Colombians and one Costa Rican. They are accused of committing a series of 20 robberies in luxury homees in Santa Ponsa, Bendinat and Costa d'en Blanes. According to sources in the Guardia Civil, during the investigation of different incidents committed in January, officers detected the three suspects in Calvia. After making various enquiries they found out that the suspects had hired a vehicle giving false identities and addresses, and that they were staying in a hotel in Magalluf with a tour company. After seeing them try to send a very large package from a Palmanova post office to an address in Madrid, the officers detained the suspects at their hotel. The Colombians are aged 35 and 50, and the Costa Rican is 38. Once they were arrested, jewellery and other effects allegedly hidden in their car and hotel room were seized. Also seized were various tools such as crowbars, screwdrivers, torches and cold chisels. Then, via a court order, the Guardia Civil intercepted and opened the package, which contained clothes, a great quantity of false documentation and a lot of jewels, stolen from houses which the detainees had allegedly stolen during their stay of seven days on Majorca. The detainees were an organised group and had been arrested in the past, accused of drug trafficking, robberies and falsification of documents in Madrid, Zaragoza, Asturias, Alicante, Valencia and Burgos. According to sources in the Guardia Civil, their detention had avoided a “great many” robberies, given that they had asked their tour operator to prolong their stay in Majorca with the supposed intention of continuing with the robberies. At the same time, the Guardia Civil said that, although they had been able to return a great many of the jewels to their rightful owners, they hadn't been able to trace all of them. The remaining jewels will be on display today from 10am to 2pm.