British police to patrol Ibiza in hunt for tourist drug gangs

San Antonio, Ibiza.

San Antonio, Ibiza. Image by Ivar Abrahamsen / CC BY-SA 2.0

The streets of San Antonio on the Spanish island of Ibiza will be patrolled by British police this summer in an attempt to crack down on British gangs that pedal designer drugs on the island during the peak tourist season. Spanish officials hope the move will help improve security for tourists and locals and expects the British police will have intelligence on the idiosyncrasies of the Manchester- and Liverpool-based gangs that will help catch the criminals. Gang members are said to pose as tourists and sell their designer drugs from suitcases on the streets of San Antonio. Read more: telegraph.co.uk

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