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More than 100 Covid rule-flouters found at secret party in Marbella luxury villa

Several teams from the National Police visited the luxury villa and identified the attendees.
Several teams from the National Police visited the luxury villa and identified the attendees. / SUR
  • In total, 125 young people of different nationalities - and from different parts of Spain - were identified by the National Police

National Police officers who were called to a luxury villa in Marbella found 125 young people who were partying and flouting coronavirus pandemic control measures.

The police intervention took place on Saturday night, at around 11.40pm, on a residential development in Nueva Andalucía and they identified 125 young people of different nationalities - and from different parts of Spain.

Neighborhood complaints about the movement of young people in the area reached the security guard, who in turn reported it to the police.

Officers verified from the outside that, indeed, a massive party was taking place.

When police entered the property they informed the attendees - most of them without a face mask - that they were going to be reported for not respecting the restrictions imposed in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

Hiding in cupboards

Some tried to avoid the police by hiding under beds or in cupboards.

According to sources the officers were shocked, not only by the variety of nationalities, but also of the Spanish provinces from which, apparently, they had travelled to attend the party.

Some of the partygoers told the officers that they had learned of the event through word of mouth without any of them knowing the identity of the organiser of the party. According to what they told the police, the location had been secret until the last moment.

Officers were able to identify a total of 125 people, although no-one was recognised as being an organiser or promotor of the event.

Inside the house they found numerous bottles of alcohol and nitrous oxide - better known as laughing gas.

The attendees have been reported for violating the regional regulations regarding social-distancing and numbers at gatherings. The scale of the party - the largest detected by the police - exceeded the limits of a very serious violation when more than 100 people are put at risk.