The daughter and mother arrested on Tuesday in Bendinat. | Alejandro Sepulveda
The organised plot to defraud hotels in Majorca through false claims by British holidaymakers for food poisoning or gastric complaints used an "army of tiqueteros" who would approach holidaymakers and offer them "free holidays". They were told that they could get between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds compensation plus the cost of their stay at the hotel. For each holidaymaker who made a claim, there was a commission of 50 pounds.