A union boss for the Spanish Police has called for more stringent regulations on sales of alcohol in Balearic airports as violent incidents involving drunk holidaymakers made the headlines in June.
José María Manso, president of the Professional Police Union (SPP) in the Balearics, pointed out smoking is banned in Palma’s airport on health grounds while dangerous levels of drinking are allowed, endangering the safety of passengers and policemen alike.
Manso said the sale of alcohol should be controlled especially when selling to people who are already drunk, adding that “this is the responsibility of airport management.”
The announcement came as incidents of violence against police increased in the airport: last month two policemen were injured after an altercation with a drunken passenger.
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