National Police in Playa de Palma. | Archive

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A joint operation between Palma and National Police on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of seventeen pickpockets, all members of a Romanian gang active in Playa de Palma.

The police began investigations a few weeks ago, when thefts began to increase in the beach area and in hotel complexes. With this operation, the police believe that they have broken up a significant criminal gang.

Searches of properties were carried out on Tuesday, and the seventeen were due in court on Wednesday.