Guardia Civil get in the way of plans to hold illegal rave at Costa Almeria Game of Thrones set

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FRUSTRATED: The rave never went ahead after the Guardia Civil got wind of the plans CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

GUARDIA CIVIL frustrated plans to stage an illegal rave in Pechina at what had been a set for Hollywood movie Exodus and the phenomenally successful TV series Game of Thrones.

Guardia launched an investigation on the back of information from members of the public that a dance party was being organised in the area.

Officers set up a surveillance operation and stopped a vehicle with three people inside heading for the spot.

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An initial search of the car, with what the Guardia described as “the full collaboration” of the trio, led to the discovery of small amounts of drugs. But the officers suspected the three were in fact carrying a lot more.

A more thorough search of the vehicle proved the officers’ instincts’ were right. As well as finding larger amounts of substances like speed, LSD and methamphetamine and ketamine, they also found precision scales, materials prepared for distributing doses of drugs and cash.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

The Guardia arrested the trio, a 23-year-old and a 22-year-old from Almeria City, and a 19-year-old from Cordoba, for drugs offences.


When officers returned to the location where the rave was going to take place, cars which had gathered there made off when they realised the Guardia had shown up.

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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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