Three people were arrested during a police operation in Torre del Mar on Wednesday.
The arrests follow a spate of burglaries across the Axarquía in which the accused are said to have entered houses through open windows and doors.
The arrests took place in the slum houses on the N-340 at the western end of the town near Mercadona.
Officers from across the Axarquía were involved in the operation.
According to police sources, they also seized high-end watches and drugs ready for distribution.