Crime & Law

A JOB FOR DEL BOY: Police in Spain’s Valencia seize three fake paintings by El Greco, Goya and Modigliani...

VALENCIA regional police force has seized three forged Goya, El Greco and Modigliani paintings worth €12.5 million on the black market. The Historic Heritage department...

Major Costa del Sol drugs operation sees dozens arrested

A MAJOR drugs bust was launched in Andalusia yesterday as more than 200 cops descended on five  locations across the province.  The pre-planned operation by the...

ONCE ticket seller, two soldiers and a fishmonger at centre of €4 million cocaine network in Spain’s Andalucia

POLICE in the Cadiz region of Andalucia have dismantled an intricate and diverse network of criminals behind a multi million euro cocaine ring. At the...

Motorcyclist has foot amputated after being mowed down in hit-and-run in Spain’s Mallorca

Police are appealing for information on the driver that mowed down a man on Carretera Militar in s'Arenal on Tuesday afternoon

Spanish government to scrap list of dangerous dogs and increase punishment for mistreatment

A national register will be set up to ensure that owners convicted of animal mistreatment will be unable to inscribe any more pets under their name.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Investigative TV series shows doctor in Spain’s Mallorca issuing fake PCR certificates to German tourists

In a investigative TV series with reporter Sascha Wintel and aired on German television, the doctor is seen issuing negative certificates to tourists that have not been tested for coronavirus

Drug smuggling family busted in joint operation between Columbia and Spain’s Mallorca

The investigation was initiated when police at Bogota's El Dorado airport discovered a package destined for Son Severa was concealing almost 5 kilos of cocaine.

Ultra right-wing extremists blamed for Molotov attack on Podemos HQ in Spain’s Murcia region

AN explosive device was thrown last night (April 1) into the Cartagena office of the far-left Podemos party and slogans daubed over the front...

BEE BANDIT: 21 hives stolen from farm in Spain’s Mallorca

The bees had been taking part in an important environmental project where they were pollinating almond trees planted on the land

Police patrols stepped up in tourist hotspots across Spain’s Mallorca this weekend

In a bid to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections, the Balearic government and the Guardia Civil has launched a special operation to monitor areas popular with holidaymakers

Domestic violence suspect escapes after stabbing wife in Spain’s Castellon

At the time of reporting, it was feared that the suspect could strike again, given his unknown whereabouts.

Man accused of domestic abuse dies after apartment window leap in Spain’s Murcia region

A Murcia man leapt to his death out of an apartment window as police arrived to arrest him for domestic violence. The 36-year-old died in...

Man charged with attempted murder after trying to suffocate flatmate in Spain’s Mallorca

The 34-year-old Senegalese man was taken into custody after police were called out to a disturbance at a flat in Palma's Pere Garau district

31 people arrested at Spanish-French border for travelling with false PCRs

SPANISH Policia Nacional have arrested 31 Romanian citizens on the Spanish-French border in the town of La Junquera, in Girona province, for travelling with...

IN PICS: Police shut down illegal parties across Spain’s Mallorca

In Mallorca, social interactions are limited to six people and face masks are mandatory

Woman freed from four-month kidnap by her own husband in Spain’s Valencia

Victims of mistreatment are encouraged to telephone 016, open 24 hours a day with multiple language options and it does not register on the phone bill.

LESSONS NEEDED: How did a convicted British paedophile move to Spain, dodge criminal record checks and find work as...

SHOCKWAVES have been sent through bilingual schools across Spain following the arrest of a British man who began teaching at one of Madrid’s most...

‘TAXING TIMES’ for ex-IMF boss and Spanish bank chairman Rodrigo Rato who faces 70 years in prison

A former head of the International Monetary Fund(IMF) and chairman of Spain's Bankia, Rodrigo Rato, could be jailed for 70 years if he is...

Police in Spain smash nationwide fake Euro note gang that laundered bogus money via banks

AN 18-month operation to bring down a Spanish counterfeit currency gang that laundered fake cash via banks has produced 37 arrests. The Policia Nacional, the...

Group posing as Red Cross workers robbing from elderly are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GANG of four thieves that stole from the elderly in their own homes has been arrested by Alicante Guardia Civil. The group, three women...

VIDEO: Human trafficking gang that forced victims into prostitution is busted during dawn raids in south-east Spain and Romania

A CRIMINAL GANG that profited from human trafficking forced their victims into prostitution on the streets of Girona have been arrested. The suspects belonged to...

Porn actor found guilty of murdering photographer in ritualistic ‘toad venom’ ceremony in Spain’s Valencia

A COURT in Valencia has found the veteran porn actor and film maker Nacho Vidal guilty of the murder of a professional photographer during...

JAILED: Drink driver gets three years for killing 20-year-old scooter user in Spain’s Valencia

The test gave a reading of 0.64 mg of alcohol, when the permitted maximum is 0.25.

Former American soldier arrested in Spain’s Andalucia over sexually abusing foster child in Florida

A retired American soldier has been arrested in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Cadiz Province on historic child sex abuse charges lodged in...

Bank director arrested in Spain’s Mallorca after handing over clients’ personal information to criminal gang

The employee is accused of supplying the gang with data from over 40 clients which was used to apply for loans

Physiotherapist turned jewel thief arrested in Spain’s Malaga for nicking gold rings from a patient’s house

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a physiotherapist for looting jewellery from a patient’s house in Malaga last month. According to the police, the suspect, a...




Gibraltar holiday-makers warned of COVID-19 and Brexit issues before booking

GIBRALTAR'S business watchdog is warning wannabe local holiday-makers of how COVID-19 and Brexit could affect their plans this summer.