Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Crime & Law

European ‘hugging’ robbery gang members are arrested north of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWO members of a European 'hugging' robbery gang have been detained on the northern Costa Blanca. Police said the group have notched up arrests in...

Spain joins EU-funded taskforce to tackle fraud and help protect €800 billion Covid-relief fund

OPERATION SENTINEL was launched this week, October 15, by Europol in a bid to combat an anticipated wave of fraud as almost 807 billion...

Belgians bagged for drug growing and dealing in big expat residential area of the Costa Blanca in Spain

THREE Belgians have been arrested in San Fulgencio for running an indoor marijuana farm and selling drugs in an area with a large number...

Brutal killer of British expat woman on the Costa Blanca is jailed for 25 years in Spain

A Dutch national who befriended a British expat woman has been jailed for over 25 years after he killed her to snatch €550 from...

Two British men are jailed for over 19 years for committing violent Costa Blanca revenge robbery in Spain

TWO British men, 44 and 54, have each been jailed for 19 years and six months for a violent robbery committed in La Nucia...

Imminent terror strike stopped in Spain as five jihadists detained in Barcelona and Madrid

SPANISH National Police, with the support of EUROPOL, stopped an imminent terror attack on Wednesday after detaining five suspected terrorists in Barcelona and Madrid.   Police...

Man arrested after firing shots at windows at university campus in northern Spain

PANIC spread at a university campus in Spain’s Basque Country on Wednesday afternoon after a man fired shots at the window of a building...

Alicante area sweatshop owner in Spain ‘locked up’ workers for poorly paid 12 hour shifts with no COVID-19 protection

A textile factory owner has been arrested in Alicante Province for running a sweatshop that exploited employees. The businessman, 44, was detained by the Policia...

Developers of unfinished Trampolin Hills urbanisation in Spain’s Murcia go on trial for defrauding overseas home buyers

TWO men accused of conning foreign property buyers at a Murcia development have gone on trial and blamed each other. One of them claimed to...

Christopher Columbus statue splattered in red paint in Spain’s Granada in ‘colonization’ protest

TWO women have been arrested in Granada accused of vandalising a statue of Christopher Columbus. The suspects, aged 29 and 24, were cuffed for allegedly...

Woman arrested for smuggling cocaine into Spain’s Barcelona hidden beneath her wig

A WOMAN has been arrested in Barcelona after police found 760 grams of cocaine, distributed among 58 packages, under her “bulky” wig.  Police in Barcelona...

Man shoots at police and fire-raises cars with Molotov Cocktails during street attack in Spain’s Murcia region

A street in a Murcia region was plunged into chaos this Tuesday morning when a man threw Molotov Cocktails at several cars and fired...

Police arrest gang behind kidnap and torture of Belgian man in revenge for drug theft on Spain’s Costa del...

SPANISH police have arrested a gang of 12 people involved in a plot to kidnap and torture a Belgian man in revenge for a...

Headless body found in Guadalquivir river in Spain’s Cordoba

THE headless body of a man was found floating in the Guadalquivir River as it passes through Cordoba. Police, firefighters, rescue workers and medical staff...

Drug smugglers caught loading four tonnes of hashish from Mar Menor fishing boat onto a lorry in Spain

CUSTOMS officers pounced in San Pedro del Pinatar as a fishing boat cargo of 4.3 tonnes of hashish was being unloaded. A refrigerated lorry pulled...

Youths arrested for attempted murder as they mowed down teenagers on bicycles on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A revenge attack has seen three young men arrested in Gandia for trying to kill three minors by ploughing into their bicycles with a...

Gang of six arrested in Spain for kidnapping plot with €20,000 ransom demand

OFFICERS from Spain’s National Police and the Mossos d'Esquadra have arrested five men and a woman between 22 and 42 years old, who are...

Costa Blanca queue-jumping COVID-19 vaccine mayor set for bribery trial in Spain

A Villajoyosa judge says there's enough evidence to try La Nucia mayor, Bernabe Cano, for COVID-19 vaccine queue-jumping. The Partido Popular mayor got an injection...

Costa Blanca money launderers linked to British-involved pyramid con are arrested in Spain

A San Miguel de Salinas-based money laundering gang that handled €2 million in stolen cash has been broken up by the Guardia Civil. Four ring-leaders...

Ringleader in Spain’s notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang rape case admits crime and asks forgiveness from victim

THE ringleader of a gang of five men that raped a girl during the San Fermin bull running fiesta in Pamplona in July 2016...

Judge rules ‘no case to answer’ for those who secretly filmed women urinating in the street during fiesta in...

DOZENS of women who were secretly filmed urinating in the street during a fiesta in Galicia are demanding justice after the footage was posted...

Gym owner is arrested for sexually abusing 11 girls in his Costa Blanca premises in Spain

AN Elche gym owner and judo instructor has been remanded into custody over alleged child sex abuse at his premises. The man, 60, has run...

Fake Costa Blanca physiotherapist jailed after conning clients via social media sites in Spain

A bogus physiotherapist has been jailed by an Alicante court after one of his victims paid for 225 sessions and showed no improvement. The unnamed...

Marta Calvo: Police divers resume search for woman murdered in 2019 while on a date in Spain’s Valencia

SPANISH authorities have deployed specialist divers attached to the Guardia Civil to search a deep well in their search for the body of Marta...

Trial of accused Benidorm gang rapists suspended in Spain as British victim cannot give video evidence

AN Alicante rape trial has been suspended because the British victim cannot travel to London to give evidence via a video link. The woman claims...

Mother arrested for forcing her two sons to live homeless on the streets of the Mar Menor in Spain

A Los Alcazares woman has been arrested for child abandonment after throwing out her two sons from her home to 'teach them a lesson'. Their...

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