A "patera" boat of the type used by illegal immigrants. | Miquel A. Cañellas
It was a busy week for the police forces. The brutal murder of Juan Antonio Florit in Sencelles on Monday led to the arrest of the former boyfriend of his daughter. As the Guardia Civil pieced together what had happened, it was revealed that the accused, Antonio B.F., had gone to the finca in Sencelles to demand money. Out of work, his financial worries were linked to his drug addiction (cocaine). This has become an unfortunate recurring theme. Cocaine has been associated with other murders in Majorca, as it has been with road accident deaths. The regular reports of Guardia and National Police operations against drugs remind us of the crucial efforts that are being made by the security forces in tackling this scourge.