Drug traffickers arrested in Moraira
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.