Monday, 4 May 2009

UDYCO specialist police unit 173 foreigners were arrested by the unit

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UDYCO specialist police unit report for last year shows that there were more than 300 arrests linked to organized criminal groups in Málaga in 2008.173 foreigners were arrested by the unit, with 129 Spaniards and one person who was under-age. The unit is called in to act in cases linked to drugs and organized crime.
The number of extradition orders of people detained in the province remains on the increase.La Opinión de Málaga reports that the local chief prosecutor, Antonio Morales, considers that the times of high corruption on the Western Costa del Sol are now over and considers the UDYCO have become specialists in the fight against money laundering. Over last year they recovered 1.3 million € in cash and also 1.2 million in fake 500 € notes, as well as a large amount of different currencies.Last year the UDYCO report also shows a move into the use of the latest technology by the criminals. GPS transmitters and receivers, satellite communications systems, more laptops and frequency inhibitors, as well as hydraulic tools have all been impounded over the year.UDYCO chief on the Costa del Sol, Jesús Cachiero, who has been in the post for three months, said that it was evident that the criminal had evolved. He said most of his unit’s work was against foreign gangs who intended to spend their time on the costa unnoticed, and he said he was pleased with the successes seen by the unit so far this year also.

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