Drug traf­fick­ers ar­rested in Mo­raira

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By Jo Pugh A POL­ISH cou­ple have been ar­rested af­ter be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for the pro­duc­tion and sale of mar­i­juana in Mo­raira.

Dur­ing Oc­to­ber, the Guardia Civil re­ceived in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing two peo­ple of Pol­ish na­tion­al­ity who were al­legedly en­gaged in the sale of nar­cotic sub­stances in the town. They be­gan an op­er­a­tion to iden­tify the traf­fick­ers, and to in­ves­ti­gate whether the in­for­ma­tion re­ceived could be ver­i­fied.

They kept the cou­ple un­der sur­veil­lance and found they were grow­ing mar­i­juana in­side their home which they then put in their car and drove around sell­ing the drug. The cou­ple were ap­pre­hended while driv­ing their car and a holdall was dis­cov­ered in­side the ve­hi­cle con­tain­ing the drugs. The bag had been lined with alu­minium foil to pre­vent any odours be­ing de­tected.

In a joint op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing Mo­raira Guardia Civil and Teu­lada Lo­cal Po­lice, six kilo­grammes of the drug was seized, and the cou­ple were charged with crimes against pub­lic health.

The Guardia Civil re­leased the fol­low­ing state­ment: “It is worth high­light­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion of cit­i­zens, which is so nec­es­sary for the ini­ti­a­tion of in­ves­ti­ga­tions into this type of crime, as well as the good re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Guardia Civil and Teu­lada Lo­cal Po­lice, which once again al­lows for ex­cel­lent re­sults from both bod­ies in the main­te­nance of se­cu­rity in our mu­nic­i­pal­ity.” By Sa­man­tha Kett TOY SHOPS in On­dara have been asked not to re­sort to 'stereo­types' in their Christ­mas cat­a­logues to 'avoid caus­ing is­sues' for chil­dren.

The coun­cil's equal­ity depart­ment head, Raquel Men­gual, says ad­ver­tis­ing cer­tain spe­cific toys to girls and oth­ers to boys means kids may be bul­lied for playing with the 'wrong ones', or feel they have to do so in se­cret to avoid ridicule or feel­ing 'ab­nor­mal'.

On­dara wants its shops to send the mes­sage that it is up to chil­dren to choose which types of toys they like best and that there is nothing wrong with boys playing with dolls or girls with trucks.

Even though the vast ma­jor- ity tend to grav­i­tate to­wards toys tra­di­tion­ally aimed at their own sex, there are al­ways ex­cep­tions, or chil­dren who go through phases of pre­fer­ring one type over an­other, says Sra Men­gual.

How­ever, if they are taught from an early age that cer­tain toys are out of bounds or they should only play with gen­der­ap­pro­pri­ate ones, they may feel ashamed.

“This can cre­ate is­sues which do not get left be­hind in child­hood,” she warns.

Shops have also been urged not to au­to­mat­i­cally ad­ver­tise pink goods to girls and blue ones to boys.

“Be­ing able to choose freely and nat­u­rally helps them to form their iden­tity,” con­cludes Sra Men­gual.

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