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Horror drug den in Majorca sparks panic in tourist hotspot loved by Brits


Authorities in Majorca have vowed to demolish a shanty town on the island, after it was suspected of being at the centre of the drug trade near to a popular tourist city.

The notorious ‘drug den’ has once again come into the spotlight after what appears to be a new influx of dealers into the area.

Local authorities took the decision a couple of years ago to demolish the shanty town of Son Banya, located on the outskirts of Palma.

It was renowned for its drug trade and was reportedly a major source of cocaine and heroin on the island, as well as other narcotics.

Despite the demolition of the settlement, evidence has emerged that the drug dealers are back, as some of the buildings have reportedly already been rebuilt.

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However, despite the demolition, local officials are in a frenzy as they scramble to once again get rid of the shanty town. Excavators and other equipment have been brought into the area to flatten the ground once again.

In addition a metal perimeter fencing has been constructed as well as a new entrance to make it easier for people to buy drugs.

Small LED spotlights have been installed at the access point, as well as large wooden panels to shield the shanty town from view.

The Town Hall said they would send inspectors to the site to check out the new construction works.

“The first thing we will do is check all the alterations made, verify that they have been carried out on public land and demolish any illegal work,” an official said.

Majorca continues to be plagued by the drugs trade, with authorities facing an uphill battle to stem the tide of illegal imports.

In March, a major anti-drugs operation reached its conclusion, resulting in mass arrests and the seizure of a huge amount of narcotics with a street value of millions of Euros.

In total 64 people – Spanish and Colombian – were taken into custody and 1.3 tonnes of cocaine was confiscated.

The cocaine had a street value of 8.8 million Euros. In addition 40 properties on the island and mainland were seized

Last year a multinational narco trafficking gang confessed to running a complex operation to import drugs they had swallowed or stashed in their luggage and sell them on the island of Majorca.

Operating through their drug den in Son Banya, 26 members pleaded guilty to a judge in court.

Another eight denied they were part of the gang, which operated for one year before being broken up by police during “Operation Anion”.

The gang came to police attention in June 2018 after one of their mules was caught at Palma airport with 62 packages containing nearly a kilogram of heroin and cocaine inside their body.

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