Five other people arrested as alleged collaborators of the suspect in spraying two women with acid in Malaga

The Civil Guard, during the operation for which the suspect of throwing acid at two young people in the Málaga municipality of Cártama was arrested, has also arrested five other people as alleged collaborators of his concealment and flight.

As reported by the Civil Guard in a statement, they would be people from the family environment or the group of alleged criminals to which the aggressor belonged, and who were arrested this Friday along with the suspect, known as ‘El Melillero’.

Operation ‘Tindra’, carried out by the Civil Guard, began last Tuesday and has had the participation of more than 200 agents coordinated with the rest of the State Security Forces and Bodies in an intense search to find his whereabouts .

The investigation has focused on the control of his closest circle, both family and criminal, since the aggressor and his environment had numerous records of drug trafficking and other crimes.

During the operation, the Civil Guard agents managed to locate the suspect driving a motorcycle scooter in the area. In his attempt to evade the agents “El Melillero” hit one of the Civil Guard vehicles that followed him, the same sources have specified.

In this escape, he had the help of another person who was accompanying him with another motorcycle with similar characteristics to try to mislead and avoid any police force. During the pursuit, the detainee abandoned his motorcycle and continued his escape on foot, taking advantage of the terrain and the low light conditions.

That is why the agents deployed completely surrounded the area to prevent it from leaving it, while a raid of the land began, which allowed centering the construction where the aggressor was hiding, accompanied at that time by two other people who supported him in his evasion.

Once his exact whereabouts were known, the Civil Guards managed to arrest him, as well as the two people who accompanied him. Another group of Civil Guards proceeded to arrest the rest of the people who had facilitated the concealment and flight of the aggressor, five in total.

The operation, as reported by the Civil Guard, is still open and new actions are not ruled out.

The events for which ‘El Melillero’ has been arrested took place this past Tuesday shortly after 2:00 p.m. Apparently the girls – one of them ex-girlfriend of the suspect – were inside a vehicle when they were approached by another car, in which the alleged perpetrator of the events was, and has sprayed them with a can of acid.

Both remain hospitalized, one of them being very serious and the other stable within gravity. Specifically, the young woman who was transferred to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville continues to be admitted in a very serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After being assessed this past Tuesday in the Large Burns Unit, the percentage of burns is 45 percent.

The other woman, transferred to the Regional Hospital of Malaga, continues to be admitted stable within gravity. Thus, the young woman has a 20 percent burned surface on her face and legs.


The suspect has a complaint of mistreatment by another woman and a restraining order in 2016, sources close to the investigation informed Europa Press. Thus, he has seven arrest warrants in force for different crimes. In the same way, the man has a trial for mistreatment with respect to an ex-partner this month and has a search and arrest warrant for these events, which occurred in 2016.

Likewise, he has several final convictions for crimes against road safety, for driving without a license. This man already starred in another persecution this week by members of the State Security Forces and Bodies from the town of Casabermeja to that of Mijas, where the vehicle was located.

He also has a conviction for assaulting and injuring a national policeman, including in his record procedures for crimes of mistreatment, threats, robbery with force and intimidation in an inhabited house, belonging to a criminal group, drug trafficking and against road safety, among others. .

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