EXCLUSIVE By Sally King
COLONEL Muammar Gaddafi and the Smurfs are both invading a tiny mountain village, the Olive Press can reveal.
The beleaguered Libyan leader has been investing heavily in the tiny village of Juzcar, which this week became the centre of attention after being painted blue to promote new film The Smurfs 3D.
It can be revealed that the Libyan leader already owns over one third of the land around the village, which he is understood to be planning to develop.
In total, Gaddafi has bought 1,384 hectares of the tiny village near Ronda, that counts just 205 full-time residents.
The Libyan dictator, currently engaged in an all-out war with his own people, has bought the land using his Libyan Arab Foreign Bank.
In total the bank owns 7.200 hectares across five nearby municipalities, also including Pujerra, Igualeja and Benahavis.
In Pujerra, the mayor confirmed that an application had been received to build 400 luxury homes in the hills above the village.
But he said that there had been ‘no more news’ on the subject recently.
Meanwhile Juzcar mayor David Fernandez has revealed that he has never heard from the Libyan leader during his four years in office.
Earlier this year the Spanish government actually seized and froze Gaddafi’s Spanish assets, in accordance with an EU ruling.
Promoters of The Smurfs 3D, which stars Katy Perry as the voice of Smurfette, literally turned the village blue on Thursday.
Juzcar beat off competition from 200 other towns and villages to help promote the film, thanks to its close resemblance to the fictional village where the Smurfs live.
The day was hosted by TV presenter Eva Gonzalez and saw local children decked out in blue enjoying blue candy floss and activities including learning how to dance like a Smurf.
The event kicked off a series of worldwide stunts promoting The Smurfs 3D, ahead of its Spanish release in August.
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