How Marbella became a ‘United Nations Against Crime’
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This is our long read tonight.
(The Guardian, reading time about 10-12 minutes)
There is no doubt that the landscape of Marbella has changed and that the arrival of this new community of criminals is behind the transformation. “Here you go to eat at a nice restaurant, then turn to the table next to you and there is an Albanian with a star tattoo, then at the other table there is an Irish Mafia thug “, declared an agent of El Greco. . “The other day, I was in line at the grocery store, and the kid in front of me turned around and got a Kalashnikov tattoo on his forehead. It wasn’t like that here.