Six people have been arrested in Playa del Ingles for stealing and drugging customers.
The National Police have arrested the owner and five employees of a nightclub called ‘Club Divinity’, which is located in Playa del Inglés, in the south of Gran Canaria, for allegedly committing card fraud after putting a narcotic substance in customers’ drinks.
Detainees who are suspected of robbery, fraud and belonging to a criminal gang, enticed their victims into the bar, and once inside offered them drinks. A massage service was also offered by one of the bar staff.
In an unguarded moment, a narcotic substance was poured into the glass of unsuspecting customers that caused loss of control of their actions. Those arrested seized the opportunity to take their credit cards and commit credit card fraud.
The victims awoke later, disoriented and with no memory of what had happened, but realised that a criminal offence had taken place after checking their bank accounts.
After one of the victims reported the crime, police ordered a raid on the premises that led to the arrest of six people.
It was later reported that the narcotics were benzodiazepines.
Source: La Provincia