Brits detained in fake compensation raids

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A Guardia Civil officer during one of the home raids carried out in the operation

IN THE biggest crackdown so far against fake holiday compensation claims, seven Britons have been arrested following a month-long investigation on Mallorca. Guardia Civil officers raided six homes and two commercial premises in Palma and Calviá last week and detained a gang suspected of masterminding fraudulent food poisoning claims made by British tourists.

The tourism sector on Mallorca estimates that it has lost €50 million from UK tour operators who deduct any compensation paid to claimants from the amount they pay to the hotel in which they stayed.

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