The Mossos intercept a score of multi-recurring criminals in public transport

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The Mossos intercept a score of multi-recurring criminals in public transport




A Mossos patrol in the Barcelona metro


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A Mossos patrol in the Barcelona metro


The Mossos of Squadron they have intercepted 24 multirreincidentes in 15 days on the network transport public of Trambaix, TramBesòs and Cercanías, of which four have been arrested for theft and pending judicial requirements, while the rest have been denounced.

As reported this Friday by the Catalan police in a statement, the people denounced are accused of crimes of various kinds such as theft, misappropriation, falsification of transport tickets or possession of narcotic substances.

Since last October 15, agents of the Mossos of the Metropolitan Transport Security Area have activated a specific device designed to locate and detain people who commit crimes in these spaces, since they have transferred their criminal actions from the metro to other means transport due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Mossos’ plan against multi-recidivists.

It is a patrol device in which the Catalan police officers go both in plain clothes and in uniform in this crime prevention plan in the public transport network.

80% drop in criminal acts since the start of the state of alarm

From the beginning of the state of alarm until today, criminal acts in the metro have experienced a drop of almost 80% compared to the same period last year, so that the Mossos have designed new strategies against these criminals.

Thus, the uniformed officers patrol the platforms and convoys to prevent illegal acts, while the plainclothes officers focus their actions on the arrest of multiple recidivists who act in these means of transport.

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