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Crime & Law

Massive bust sees arrest of corrupt police officers who helped gangs smuggle drugs into Spain

A HUGE investigation into drug trafficking has led to sixty arrests including a network of police officers who helped gangs smuggle their illicit wares...

Young robbers steal from churches in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia areas to pay for luxury hotel stays and...

A gang of young thieves plundered churches across the Murcia and Alicante Province areas in a robbery wave that started in January. Nine people have...

Luxury villa gets converted into marijuana farm in Spain’s Valencia with drugs sent to UK

THE Policia Nacional have raided a luxury villa in Chiva, Valencia Province, that housed a marijuana farm. Products from the clandestine nursery were exported to...

Drunk British groom spends wedding night in prison after hitting new wife on Spain’s Mallorca

A British man had a wedding night to forget on Mallorca after hitting his wife and being carted off to jail. The young couple flew...

Police find €400,000 in checked-in suitcase for flight from Spain’s Valencia to Turkey

A man tried to smuggle €400,000 out of Spain on a flight from Valencia Airport to Istanbul, Turkey. Guardia Civil officers at the luggage...

Unions call for special measures to tackle policing problems in Campo de Gibraltar

POLICE unions in Spain’s Campo de Gibraltar area are calling for more incentives to attract officers to work in the notoriously crime-ridden zone. The latest...

Swedish influencer arrested for stabbing man in the throat in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A Swedish influencer has been arrested on the Costa del Sol for allegedly stabbing a 36-year-old man in the throat and narrowly missing his...

Three German tourists sentenced over jet ski row in Spain’s Mallorca 

A GROUP of German tourists have been jailed for six months, suspended for three years, for attacking jet-ski instructors and fellow holidaymakers after being...

British man guilty of manslaughter of fellow Brit in drunken Ibiza row in Spain

A BRITISH man has been convicted of manslaughter during a drunken row in Ibiza. Mitchell Andrew Loveridge, 26, from Rhondda, Wales, killed his friend Harry...

Thief takes surfboard-style La Manga sign from Mar Menor area of Spain and posts video of it in Madrid...

THE Guardia Civil is looking for a Madrid man who stole one of the iconic surfboard-style kilometre signs from the Mar Menor in Murcia. The...

Angry neighbour threatens police after throwing bleach at children in Costa Blanca apartment block in Spain

AN Elche resident threatened children in his apartment block and threw bleach at them before trying to stop police arresting him. The 37-year-old man lives...

ETA member rearrested in Spain after brief release from 17 year sentence

A FORMER member of Basque separatist group ETA has been rearrested after losing an appeal to the Spanish Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court refused the...

Postman stored over 20,000 undelivered letters at his Alicante area home in Spain

A builder doing renovation work on an Alicante Province house discovered over 20,000 undelivered letters dating back to 2012. The Guardia Civil heard about the...

German tourists accused of setting fire to Mallorca bar in Spain by throwing fag ends from balcony are jailed

A Palma judge has got tough with a group of German tourists accused of setting fire to a bar terrace that was destroyed in...

Fugitive captured in Madrid after tip off within 48 hours of Spain’s most wanted appeal

POLICE swooped in on one of the most wanted fugitives in Spain on Wednesday, capturing him within 48hours of a nationwide appeal in which...

Repsol oil company boss in Spain cleared over hiring security firm for illegal phone-tapping

THE National Court in Madrid has scrapped investigations into the president of the Repsol oil company, Antonio Brufau, over industrial spying going back a...

‘Mafia boss’ at centre of €30m probe released from prison on bail in Spain’s Mallorca 

AN ALLEGED mafia boss has been released on bail from prison in Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca.  Bashkim Osmani was arrested in February...

Online scams and robberies fuel big rise in Spain’s crime rate after Covid-19 pandemic kept criminals at home

ONLINE scams, thefts, and violent assaults have driven a big rise in Spain's crime rate over the first three months of 2022. Interior Ministry figures...

Lettuce lorry carrying marijuana worth €3.7 million pulled over in Spain’s Bilbao before boarding Ireland-bound ferry

OVER half a ton of marijuana has been seized from a lorry officially taking lettuce to Ireland. The truck had travelled from southern Spain to...

Human trafficking and sex exploitation gang brought down in Spain’s Murcia region

ONE of the biggest-ever police operations against human trafficking in the Murcia region has produced 22 arrests. 19 women were freed by the Policia Nacional. They...

British woman arrested after ATM customer is sprayed in bungled robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THREE people, including a British woman, have been arrested after an ATM user was sprayed in a failed robbery. A man and woman of Spanish...

Cat shot in school playground in Spain’s Malaga raises security concerns

A CAT has allegedly been shot with an air weapon inside the grounds of a public school in Alhaurin de la Torre. The incident took...

Child thieves lead wave of racing pigeon robberies in Costa Blanca area of Spain

SIX people, including two children, have been charged over a spate of racing pigeon robberies in the Alicante and Valencia areas. Stolen birds worth €50,000...

Deadly month: Three women murdered by partners in Andalucia during last ten days of May 

THREE women have been murdered at the hands of their partners over the last week in Andalucia.  The first victim Florina, a 26-year-old seasonal worker...

Belgian man kidnaps young son and brings him to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man has been arrested for child abduction after fleeing with his two-year-old son to Spain. The man, 50, was detained by the Policia...

Have you seen them? Police appeal for help to find top ten most wanted fugitives in Spain

A BRITISH murderer and a Belgian drug dealer are included in a list of the top ten most wanted fugitives in Spain. The Policia Nacional...

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