Six of the 29 people arrested as alleged members of an organized crime gang that burgled more than 100 homes and conducted business scams in
The group in Orihuela would travel as far as the Andalucian provinces of
The fourth group travelled all around
Amongst those arrested was a jeweller who supposedly acted as a ‘fence’ to sell on items stolen by the gang.
Four kilos of jewellery, watches, mink coats, electronic goods, mobile phones and €70,000 in cash was seized during the investigation initiated by a Denia judge.
The burglaries were carried out by women and youngsters who gained access picking the lock and then threatening to cut the property owner’s throat if not enough gold was given.
The scams included posing as foreign investors interested in making currency exchanges in exchange for lucrative commissions.
They would deliver counterfeit notes in exchange for legal tender.