Guardia Civil under strain

Guardia Civil agents patrol a beach in the Cabo de Gata nature park

By David Jackson

The Guardia Civil union AUGC has filed a complaint, claiming there are not enough officers in the province to cover the busy summer period.

The union claims that its members are “overloaded and stressed” with a high work-load and has highlighted several examples it says proves that the force is unable to properly serve the public.

It cited a case in Almería port, where one agent was left on duty to examine 180 vehicles being loaded onto a ferry bound for Melilla one night in late July. There is supposed to be a minimum of 10 agents on duty there.

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