Palma.—Police forces from the north of Majorca received five complaints for robberies and theft during a weekly inspection in mid July of the local markets.

The authorities also identified three suspects and discovered three market stands selling fake products and two vendors without the proper permits.
Officers from the Alcudia, Pollensa, Santa Margalida and Muro police forces, performed the checks between the 15 and 21 July, part of a joint operation drawn by all teams when they last met for the Northern Majorca Coordination Council reunion. During that week the teams found 59 shops and stalls that did not have their authorization documentation visible enough.

On the other hand there were no problems detected with the food products inspected and they all passed the health and safety checks. No animals were seen near food products or stalls and all the scales inspected were correctly calibrated.

The controls to local markets in the region are part of a plan of action by the authorities to be carried throughout the Summer, time when tourists flood the island and markets are often overcrowded, generating opportunities not only for thieves to strike but also for some local businesses to take advantage of those less familiar with the local laws. The coordination between all the councils and police forces in northern Majorca, including Sa Pobla and Buger is supervised and overseen by the Balearic Institute of Public Security (ISPIB), part of the Public Administration department, who want to join police forces for a more effective way to fight crime.

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