National Police in Son Banya. | Alejandro Sepúlveda

It may be the island's 'drugs supermarket', but the Son Banya shanty town in Palma is a relatively safe place. This safety extends to all the 'customers' who go there.

However, there was a recent spate of violent attacks perpetrated by two hooded men. For the clans who operate in Son Banya, this was not good news - they didn't want their customers to be deterred.

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They discovered that the two were former residents of Son Banya who had recently left prison. They tipped the National Police off, and one of the two was arrested a week ago when he turned up in Son Banya, not to commit robbery with violence, but to threaten his mother with a skewer.