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Police tighten lockdown controls during Holy Week

Members of the emergency military unit in Torrox on Thursday.
Members of the emergency military unit in Torrox on Thursday. / SUR
  • Traffic checkpoints were set up in the Torrox and Nerja areas by police and military to intercept families try to reach their holiday homes for an Easter break

Town halls along the Axarquía coast have intensified controls on vehicles during Holy Week after a number of residents in towns including Torrox and Nerja reported seeing neighbours in their holiday homes.

Anyone caught failing to comply with the lockdown could face up to a 30,000 euro fine or an 18-month prison sentence.

Members of the military emergency unit, UME, were in the area on Thursday to help the police with the controls