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Costa Blanca drugs traffickers use post offices in Spain to mail narcotics to UK and USA

THREE Czech nationals have been arrested for running a mail order drugs service out of the Costa Blanca. They were based in Playa de San...

Costa Blanca man admits financing terrorism and recruiting supporters at Spain’s National Court

A San Vicente del Raspeig man has been jailed for six years and fined €1,300 after admitting to financing terrorism and trying to recruit...

Benidorm ‘English’ zone bars and clubs raided by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX people have been arrested by Benidorm's Policia Nacional during a crime sweep targeting bars and clubs called 'Operation Summer'. The detainees, aged between 20...

Drone flying into protected airspace causes emergency alert at busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drone owner faces a fine of up to €225,000 after causing an emergency alert at Alicante-Elche airport. An airline pilot sighted the drone flying...

Call for security guards as health centre staff on Spain’s Costa Blanca suffer rising abuse from angry patients

RISING cases of verbal and physical assaults on Torrevieja area health centre staff has led to calls for better security. Unions are demanding security guards...

Drug trafficking Polish fugitive facing many years in prison is caught living on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Polish fugitive has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Alicante and could face up to 33 years behind bars for drug trafficking...

Brutally violent Costa Blanca home robbery gang arrested in Spain

A violent home robbery gang who did not hesitate to threaten property owners with guns has been brought down in Dolores. Six men, aged 29...

Suspected jihadist terrorist recruiter arrested in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A 41-year-old suspected terrorist has been arrested in Elche by the Guardia Civil. The man, a Norwegian national of Iraqi descent, was detained in the...

Bogus coppers kidnap Russian couple to get cryptocurrency wallet codes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil is probing the kidnapping of a Russian couple by bogus police officers in the San Juan beach area of Alicante on...

Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region

LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment...

Elderly Benidorm couple conned by ‘stain’ trick on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A con-trick known as 'The Stain' helped a man and woman wrestle away a €1,800 gold chain from an elderly couple in Benidorm. A Policia...

Man dies after clinging onto rear view mirror of speeding lorry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A lorry driver has been arrested over the death of a man who clung onto his vehicle's rear view mirror for three kilometres before...

Narcoboat and money laundering gang broken up in Costa Blanca and Almeria areas of Spain

A drug smuggling gang used high-speed boats to ship narcotics from North Africa to Spanish beaches and marinas before resorting to money laundering to...

Spain’s smallest populated island off Costa Blanca gets ready for summer day-tripper surge

SPAIN'S smallest populated island- Tabarca- is getting ready for a summer surge of over 300,000 visitors. Tabarca is the only inhabited island in Valencia Community...

Supreme Court orders retrial of handyman convicted of murdering British expat in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Supreme Court(TSJ) has ordered the retrial of a Dutch man convicted of murdering a British expat in order to steal €550 from her...

Benidorm tower blocks in crime hotspot get raided in drugs bust on Spain’s Costa Blanca

14 people of different nationalities have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Benidorm for drug-dealing. Officers raided the Playmon residential blocks on Avenida Portugal,...

Bogus sports physiotherapist abused child athlete on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN unqualified sports physiotherapist has been arrested for sexual assaulting a child aged under 16. The Guardia Civil detained the 43-year-old man at his Alicante...

Woman fakes kidnapping to impress boyfriend with massive police search launched on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested in Alicante for faking her own kidnapping in an attempt to impress her boyfriend. All available police cars were...

Boy drowns in swimming pool after getting hand sucked into uncovered drain on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A seven-year-old boy drowned in a public swimming pool in the Cabo de las Huertas area of Alicante on Wednesday after getting his hand...

Benidorm police unveil new quad-bikes for summer beach patrols on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO quad-bikes have been added to Benidorm Policia Local's fleet of vehicles. The bikes will be used to patrol the resort's beaches over the summer. The...

Benidorm pensioners fleeced by helpful bank machine conmen on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SWINDLERS in Benidorm conned elderly people out of over €7,000 at ATMs after pretending to help them. The Policia Nacional have arrested two men- one...

Mother arrested for killing young son and abusing twin brother on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 27-month-old boy died in Bigastro on Saturday and his twin brother suffered various injuries after alleged systematic assaults by their mother. A woman, 32,...

WATCH: Elderly British man rescued in Spain after falling off Costa Blanca cliff

TWO brothers answered a plea for help after an elderly British man fell off a Costa Blanca cliff path into the water. Aitor and David...

Two Costa Blanca beaches in Spain shamed with ‘black flag’ awards due to sewage dumped into sea

TWO Alicante Province beaches have been awarded Black Flags for 2022 by environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Cala Lanuza(pictured) and Cala Baeza between El Campello...

Live long and prosper on Spain’s Costa Blanca as people aged 100 years and over triples in two decades

THE number of people aged 100 years and over has tripled over two decades in Alicante Province. Figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE) show...

Doctors from across Spain’s Costa Blanca to prop up Torrevieja Hospital staff numbers this summer

DOCTORS from Alicante Province hospitals will be drafted in to boost staffing at Torrevieja Hospital during the summer holiday season. Valencia's new Health Minister, Miguel...

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