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Junta could issue fines of up to one million euros against Serrano and well-digger

  • In the report produced by Seprona agents, it stated that a borehole of this type required a permit from the town hall, as well as a report signed by an expert in mines

While judicial proceedings follow their course, the Junta de Andalucía regional government are involved in the administrative side of the 'Julen case'. Specifically, the department of Industry, Energy and Mines has opened two disciplinary proceedings in relation to the case, one against the company that carried out the digging of the borehole and another against David Serrano, owner of the land.

Following the statements made by Serrano and Antonio Sánchez, the company's boss, as well as the investigations carried out by Seprona, (the nature protection branch of the Guardia Civil), it was quickly concluded that none of the works carried out on the land had the necessary permits.

In the report produced by Seprona agents, it stated that a borehole of this type required a permit from the town hall, as well as a report signed by an expert in mines.

Other works, including ground levelling and the building of the trench, also didn't have the appropriate licences.

Fines issued by the department of Industry, Energy and Mines for these types of infractions vary between 300,000 and one million euros.