Not so plain sail­ing!

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Irena Bodnarec

GUARDIA Civil of­fi­cers in Al­tea have ar­rested a 46-yearold Spa­niard for the theft of €400,000 worth of goods.

But it was no or­di­nary prop­erty that was ran­sacked – in­stead it was from a 22-me­tre yacht docked in Al­tea that had been sealed by a court or­der in Novem­ber.

The ves­sel was sub­ject to fore­clo­sure and sub­se­quently bought by a com­pany for €1.5 mil­lion.

When a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the new owner went to the ma­rina to check on the ac­qui­si­tion, it was dis­cov­ered that the en­tire interior had been stripped, in­clud­ing the nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem.

A de­tailed in­ves­ti­ga­tion en­sued which led of­fi­cers to a nearby lockup, where a per­son known to the orig­i­nal owner had rented three units and stashed the stolen items.

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