They moved from Alicante to Cieza, to commit theft, and subsequently stolen Murcia to distribute fruit in markets through a street vendor
The Civil Guard has recovered half a ton of peaches
The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia has developed an operation to clarify various fruit robberies in Cieza, which has led to the arrest of four members of a criminal group, based in Alicante and Murcia, and dedicated to this type of crime.
During the proceedings, the Civil Guard have seized half a ton of peaches, stolen in Cieza and offered in street markets of Murcia.
The fruit has been returned to its rightful owner.
The Civil Guard initiated the investigation when it detected the commission of a burglary in a farm of Cieza, in which the perpetrators stole many Paraguayan peaches and nectarines.
During the technical-ocular inspection on the farm, the researchers found that in addition to the stolen fruit, the authors of the theft had caused extensive damage to the facilities.
Another parallel line of investigation was opened in order to detect the possible distribution of stolen fruit in weekly markets, which paid off shortly after locating in an installed position in the market of Murcia, peaches stolen in Cieza offered to the public at a price well below market.
Some 500 kilograms of nectarines and Paraguayans were seized by agents and returned to the owner.
The evidence obtained during the investigation helped identify both the responsible peddler as three other suspects to realize the theft of fruit, which, after a search, have been arrested and brought to justice.
The now dismantled criminal group had a hierarchical structure.
The head of the peddler was linked to three other people who were responsible for realizing the theft and fruit supply.
Thus, the greengrocer, a hawker stall with all their documentation in order that markets usually installed in both Murcia and Alicante, in terms of sales job and needs of commodity contacted with the rest of the group solicit fruit.
The latter moved from Alicante, their place of residence, to farms where perpetrated Cieza theft and stolen products moved to Murcia.
The four arrested two men and two women, aged 20 and 56, residents of Murcia and Alicante, with the effects seized and the proceedings have been brought before the Magistrate's Court in Murcia (Spain).
Source: Ministerio del Interior