Over in Maro the police have been raiding illegal campsites-cum-settlements on the beaches and barrancos there.
According to the Nerja Councillor for Citizen Safety, Francisco Arce (PP), last Sunday they evicted squatters on the Playa de La Caleta, and within the Barranco de Maro and Cuevas del Acueducto del Águila.
In total they evicted people from 15 illegal campsites three of whom were charged, all of them foreigners.
The operation involved over 20 officers from both the Policía Local and the Guardia Civil based in Nerja. They were also backed up by a Guardia unit from Vélez-Málaga.
As soon as the police had moved everybody out, the municipal maintenance workers began dismantling the structures and clearing up the mountains of accumulated rubbish on the beaches being used by the squatters. The workers had to use a small launch to remove the rubbish from the beaches, as it was easier than trying to get it up to the road.
There were also stray dogs, which were taken into care, that had been living off the squatters.
This is far from the first time that the police have had to move in to evict these settlements – they do it every other year or so.
(News: Maro, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: E. Cabezas)