Nerve centre will combat organised crime gangs

24th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2006, MADRID — José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced the setting up of a new intelligence centre to combat organised crime.

24 May 2006

MADRID — José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced the setting up of a new intelligence centre to combat organised crime.

The move comes after a wave of well-orchestrated violent robberies and kidnappings aimed at the luxury homes of the wealthy in the north-east of Spain in recent weeks.

Zapatero told parliament the government was conscious that after terrorism, this type of crime was a major concern.

He said the government wanted to employ all security forces as a response to the recent robberies in Catalonia.

Zapatero said to insure this was carried to the best effect, the interior ministry had set up a centre of intelligence against organised crime.

This would coordinate all the information gathered on organised gangs gathered by various police forces and security services.

The remit of the new force is to be to tackle organised crime along Spain's entire Mediterranean coast.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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