A home robbery gang that had no hesitation in using extreme violence has been arrested by the Guardia Civil.
The men stole from properties in the Rojales and Formentera areas, and in one case, broke the knee of a Quesada home owner.
The three Spaniards (aged between 25 and 34) were detained at their homes in Benijófar and Formentera, where officers found weapons including a taser, and an indoor marijuana plantation (pictured), which had drugs worth 15 thousand euro on the open market.
In mid-September, the trio entered a Quesada property which they ransacked after handcuffing the two residents, and breaking the knee of one of them. Authorities said the gang had no qualms whatsoever in robbing homes whilst their residents were inside.
After the Quesada incident, the Guardia Civil launched a joint operation with the local police in Almoradi and Guardamar, and uncovered two other similar cases in the Rojales and Formentera areas.
The three men have been charged with the crimes of robbery with violence and intimidation; causing injury; the illegal possession of weapons; as well as committing a crime against public health, by having a marijuana farm.
Two of the men have been denied bail after a court appearance, whilst the third has to report on a regular basis to the authorities and has had his passport taken away.