The nine members of the Palma local police arrested on alleged corruption charges began appearing before a remand hearing today. The National Police, which is in charge of the investigation, has made it clear that the investigation in Palma is still ongoing and that further arrests could be made over the coming days. The nine suspects, who include two former senior members of the force which have since been demoted, face alleged charges of bribery, coercion, falsifying documents and helping cadets through their exams. Most of the alleged extortion being investigated at the moment was carried out along the Paseo Maritimo, Joan Miro and Gomila, although it does apparently stretch to clubs, bars and other tourism businesses along the Playa de Palma.
Palma arrests turn the spotlight on resort police forces
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