Eight arrested for fatally attacking two civil guards with their ‘narco-boat’

From the breakwater, dozens of people cheer on the ‘narco-boats’. We are in the port of Barbate, Cádiz. 8:30 p.m. this Friday. At least two of these boats carry out evasive maneuvers at high speed and a few meters from a Civil Guard maritime patrol that, with six agents on board, tries to stop them. They pass by them several times, but without leaving the dock where they have been seeking refuge for hours from the strong storm offshore. A game of cat and mouse, with a disproportion of boats. Semi-rigid boats, with up to four engines and 14 meters in length on one side and on the other, that of the agents, a ‘zodiac’ of about 5 meters that ends up being attacked, between shots, by one of the ‘narco-boats’. In that impact, also cheered again by the crowd, two civil guards died. They are Miguel Ángel González, 39, and David Pérez, 43, both parents of three children aged 12, 9 and 7 and members of the Group of Specialists in Underwater Activities (GEAS) and the Rapid Action Group (GAR), respectively. Two other agents have been injured, one of them admitted with serious injuries but out of danger. A sequence that has also been recorded by the occupants of the ‘narco-boats’ themselves. Three alleged perpetrators of the deadly attack, aged 21, 24 and 28, were arrested this morning. Also to the two, 34 and 54, who were waiting to pick them up on the ground. Of Spanish nationality, all of them had a record of drug trafficking, robberies, money laundering and attacks against law enforcement officials. Faced with calls for resignation and lack of means to fight drug trafficking from the main associations of civil guards and police, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has defended his management against drug trafficking in the area and has stated that he will to reinforce existing provisions. Grande-Marlaska, who has described the events as “murder”, has assured that he “will not go unpunished”, while at the same time he has announced new arrests that occurred minutes after his statements this Saturday in Cádiz. The Civil Guard has arrested the other three members of the ‘narcolancha’, thus raising the total number of detainees to eight.

Post Comment