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Two decades since Catalan police took charge of the roads

04 May 2018 07:41 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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Today marks 20 years since the Catalan police -the Mossos d'Esquadra- began patrolling the roads of Catalonia. It all began on May 4, 1998, with an initial deployment of 250 officers in the Girona area. Within two years, the Mossos had replaced Spanish police units and were patrolling Catalonia’s entire road network. If the police stop you when driving in Catalonia today, it will almost certainly be one of the traffic division’s 1,169 officers.

  • Two decades since Catalan police took charge of the roads