The Almuñécar municipal police has proudly announced that it has come down hard on illegal street vendors, confiscating 1,000 pairs of sunglasses, 300 bracelets, 128 CD’s & DVD’s, 60 polo shirts and 30 handbags.
The policemen sneaked up in plainclothes mode, but before they could say, “Hello, hello hello, what’s going on here then,” the fine, young, healthy vendors, were fleet of foot and scarpered, leaving their wicked wares at the mercy of the triumphant policemen.
The police did managed to actually grab other vendors – slower gentlemen but of this very continent – who were busy selling vegetables; 60 kilos of tomatoes and several kilos of almonds, who not only lost their wares but were also suitably fined.
This ‘wave’ of police activity was carried out on the Paseo de San Cristóbal, and along Avenida Europa and Avenida Costa del Sol.
It is curious, however, how the Policía Local never appear to catch up with the illegal fish vendors next to the municipal market, not even disguised in plainclothes.
Surely the fact that these illicit fishmongers are 100% Almuñéqueros wouldn’t have anything to do with it? In fact, does anybody remember the municipal police as having ever actually announced that they have caught any of them? Strange that…
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)