ALCUDIA seems an unlikely scene for twin corruption investigations to be peeling away the political facade and unmasking serious public planning irregularities but recent years have shown that very few places in Spain are quite what they seem.
The Guardia Civil has spoken to former mayor Coloma Terrassa about the granting of a certain building licence during her tenure from 2011 to 2015. Their queries related to the trial of a public servant accused of soliciting bribes for not holding up the awarding of licences.
Another investigation centres on whether Nordesport, a fitness company based in Pollensa, received favourable treatment from the town hall which may partially account for its rapid and successful expansion.
Police are now in possession of more than a decade’s worth of records and both cases will be watched keenly by local politicians and the media.