Police stop house party attended by more than 100 people in Benalmádena villa

Benalmádena Local Police intervened.
Benalmádena Local Police intervened. / SUR
  • Around half the partygoers ran from the property after the authorities arrived

Organisers of a house party attended by more than 100 people in Benalmádena Pueblo last Saturday night are facing a fine of up to 600,000 euros after police shut down the gathering.

Officers tried to identify as many people as possible but around half were able to flee the luxury property where the event was being held.

The around 50 partygoers who were identified were aged between 20 and 30. The vast majority were not wearing face masks.

Alcohol was being consumed at the villa, and while no drugs were found, numerous laughing gas capsules were discovered in the garden.

The youngsters attending the party have been reported for breaking the night curfew and not wearing a face mask.

The suspected organisers, one of whom said he was the owner of the villa, have been accused of a serious violation of Covid-19 regulations.

These stipulate that holding an event that puts at risk the health of more than 100 people could lead to fines varying between 60,001 and 600,000 euros.