A GANG of fake police officers who targeted British holidaymakers in Spain has been arrested.

The robbers flagged down their victims as they drove away from airports, using the excuse of searching vehicles for drugs.

They stole cash, credit cards, jewellery, mobiles and laptops in the Barcelona area, beating anyone who resisted.

Police arrested 13 Iranians and seized goods from at least 20 robberies, with detectives estimating the gang made around 10,000 euros per day.


  1. What is the defence against a repeat of this scam? Sounds like the perfect rip-off. If this human rubbish dress in fairly convincing uniforms and copy normal cops roadside “controls” who among us would not stop? If we smell a rat and drive on, (mistakenly) would real cops understand our mistake, pat us on the back and say “no importa”? At ten grand a day there’s going to be copy-cats…