The Civil Guard opened an investigation into five workers at a reception center for unaccompanied migrant minors from the Canary Island of Lanzarote. The armed institute suspects that employees incited migrants to commit robberies, arson, and other crimes in order to sabotage the new management company.

The La Santa reception center is managed by the Siglo XXI Foundation, an organization that the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office accuses of diverting public funds. Last November, twelve migrant minors reported that they had been threatened and intimidated by staff at the reception center in San Bartolomé, Canary Island. The agents learned of the events following a complaint filed at the Civil Guard Main Post inSan Bartolomé. In it, an inmate at the La Santa center claimed to be being coerced by four educational assistants to commit acts of vandalism and disobey the rules of the internal regime. “All this with the aim of destabilizing coexistence and sabotaging the work of the new management company, ” maintains the civil guard.