Saturday, January 22, 2022

Crime & Law

Police in Spain arrest drugs mule at Barcelona hospital bedside after cocaine burst in his stomach

A drugs mule was placed into a coma at a Barcelona hospital after part of his smuggled cocaine stash burst in his stomach. Police say...

Young Madrid thieves made special journeys to rob elderly women on the streets of Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO people from Madrid aged, 18 and 21, have been arrested in Alicante after travelling there just to violently rob elderly women in the...

Police nab gang that robbed €70K cash after Starlite concert in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A CRIMINAL gang that made off with proceeds from a Starlite concert last summer has been busted by police in Marbella. The gang is thought...

Benidorm child pornographer arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after Swiss police and Interpol tip-off

A Benidorm man who made and distributed child pornography has been arrested after Swiss police tipped off their Spanish counterparts. The 30-year-old has been charged...

Pensioner, 90, attacked by jewellery and TV set thief in Spain’s Murcia region

POLICE have arrested a thief who broke into an elderly woman's home in Aguilas and threatened her before stealing a television and some...

Police in Spain bring down Chinese prostitution network that pocketed €5 million

A Bilbao-based Chinese prostitution gang that banked an estimated €5 million has been smashed by the Policia Nacional. 63 people have been arrested- 61 of...

Madrid court acquits artist of desecrating Spanish dictator General Franco’s tomb with red paint

AN artist who painted a dove and a slogan on top of dictator General Franco's tomb has been acquitted of desecration. Madrid's Provincial Court also...

Family of British man killed with one punch on stag do in Spain appeal for justice 10 years on

THE family of a British man who was murdered during a stag weekend in Spain have appealed for new information ten years on from...

Elderly Alicante motorist gets smoked out over 10,000 cigar stash uncovered by police in Spain

A consignment of 9,780 illegal handmade cigars went up in smoke for a man who had his stash seized by the Guardia Civil. The motorist,...

Customers refuse to wear masks and throw bottles at bar staff in Spain’s Valencia area

BAR workers dodged bottles and windows were smashed during a brawl in Alzira over mask wearing. Masks have to be worn and COVID-19 passports produced...

Fruit rustlers steal tons of avocados to sell off at Costa Blanca markets in Spain

THREE avocado rustlers have been caught red-handed stealing 150 kilos of the fruit from a Costa Blanca farm. It was part of an overall haul...

Police issue warning over trick burglars are using to break into your home in Spain

FAMILIES in Spain have been warned to be on their guard, as burglars have found a new technique to get into people's homes. The...

‘Drug kingpin’ known as Pablo Escobar of Spain arrested

POLICE in Spain have arrested an alleged drug kingpin in one of the major heroin busts in recent years.  Known as the Pablo Escobar of...

Alicante boy uses female social media profiles in sex blackmail plot in Spain

AN Alicante area teenage boy has been arrested by the Policia Nacional over online sextortion. The boy, 17, from Alcoy used eight bogus social media...

Fresh warning as bogus gas inspector tricks elderly expats in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A bogus gas inspector has been caught in Denia with police warning residents to be careful over who they let into their homes. The fraudster...

Luck runs out for female thief with 20 arrests and releases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A thief with 20 previous arrests has been detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante. The 33-year-old woman has eight court warrants out against her. Six...

Police warn drivers in Spain to take extra care to make sure cats are not hiding under hood during...

WHEN you open a car bonnet you expect to see the usual things - the engine, battery, wires and windscreen fluid tank. Perhaps the only...

Benidorm holiday hotel robber caught walking down Costa Blanca street in Spain

A woman wanted for two Benidorm hotel room robberies last August has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. She was spotted by police on January...

NEW LAWS IN 2022: non-lucrative visas, tax hikes, pricier new cars and why you might buy a second-hand one...

JANUARY is a key time for businesses, self-employed workers and consumers in Spain. This is for two reasons: the tax year in Spain starts on...

Anonymous tip-off brings down Murcia sex exploiters who abused 19 women that came to Spain

AN anonymous e-mail to a Policia Nacional anti-human trafficking website has led to the bringing down of a major Murcia criminal gang. Police have arrested...

Guardia Civil reveal drink-driving total during December campaign in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

143 motorists failed alcohol tests conducted by the Guardia Civil on Valencian Community roads in December. Drink-driving was the major road safety issue with excess...

One of Norway’s ‘Most Wanted’ gets arrested after flying into Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drug trafficker on the run from Norwegian justice was greeted and arrested by the Policia Nacional after touching down at Alicante-Elche airport. The 38-year-old...

Cops warn of increasing number of bank scams as fraudsters target residents in Spain’s Palma

POLICE are urging residents in Mallorca to remain vigilant against a recent bank scam being carried out by callous fraudsters. The urgent warning, coming from...

Brutal revenge gang attack as shop gets trashed in Mallorca tourist spot in Spain

FIVE men have been arrested after a fight spilled over into a Paseo Maritimo shop in Palma. One man was struck all over his body...

€2m cannabis haul seized from smugglers who flew helicopters stashed with drugs across Mediterranean

POLICE have seized cannabis worth over €2million after high-speed car chase through Spain led to the discovery of 329 kg of hashish hidden in...

From Africa to Spain in 30 minutes: how a crime group smuggled migrants, fugitives and drugs on speedboats

AN organised crime group who used speedboats to smuggle migrants and drugs across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain has been dismantled by Spanish police. Officers...

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