TWO Axarquia councils are to work together to put an end to field crimes.
Mayor of Frigiliana, Jose Antonio Gonzalez and mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal Tellez, held a meeting on Thursday (September 10), at Nerja’s plenary hall, with the goal of creating a Strategic Plan for Countryside Safety, to coordinate both town’s efforts against burglaries and thefts in the fields.
Guardia Civil and Local Police representatives from both towns also attended the meeting.
The initiative, put forward by Frigiliana’s mayor, is to put a stop to the large number of thefts in these areas which are estimated, according to agriculture workers, at a loss between 50 and 100 kg of mangoes per week, which is currently being harvested from fields.
Both councils have committed to reduce and avoid these sorts of crimes which have a serious negative impact on the lives and economy of field workers, not only for the stolen products, but also for the damages caused to fences and the land itself.