POLICIA local have cracked down on revellers attending an illegal house party in Costa del Sol’s Benalmadena.

Despite large gatherings being strictly prohibited, party-goers continue to disregard the regulations.

After receiving a phone call from a disgruntled neighbour that over two hundred revellers were flouting COVID-19 rules, officers from the Policia Local were deployed to the scene in the area of Camino de Almocafre, in Benalmadena town.

However, before the authorities could gain access to the interior of the luxury villa, there was a ‘stampede’ of young partygoers as they all attempted to flee the scene.

Some escaped jumping over perimeter fences however the majority, verified as just over 100 and not 200 as initially believed, were detained.

All those caught at the bash, ravers between 20 and 30 years old, were not only in close proximity to one another, but were also without facemasks.

Police were able to identify some fifty individuals and the alleged organisers of the event, one of whom claimed to be the homeowner of the luxury villa, although he was unable to show any documents to prove it.

Those attending the party now face fines for breaking the curfew imposed by the state of alarm, as well as for not wearing facemasks.

The organisers also face a hefty fine for what is considered ‘a very serious infraction.’

According to the Junta’s sanctioning regime, incidents where authorities consider over 100 people have been put at risk are considered ‘very serious infringements’ and hefty fines of between €60,000 to €600,000 can be issued.

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