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Tiny inflatable boat crammed with tons of drugs nearly sinks in Murcia waters of Spain

AN inflatable boat could barely stay afloat off the Murcia coast as it struggled to carry its clandestine cargo of over two tons of...

Tanker with three dead crew members poisoned by gas arrives at Cartagena port in Spain’s Murcia region

A chemical tanker docked in Cartagena this morning(August 26) carrying three deceased crew members, including the captain, who were poisoned by a gas leak...

Former girlfriend arrested after ex-partner is killed and dumped in burning car in Spain’s Murcia region

A Murcia region man is suspected of killing his girlfriend's ex-partner and then putting the body into a blazing car. Two people have been arrested...

Spain’s south-east Murcia region sizzles to a new high to beat 1994 record

MURCIA logged record high temperatures yesterday(August 15) to beat figures recorded 27 years ago. The Alcantarilla Air Base hit 47 degrees Celsisus to overtake the...

Why the Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s saddest example of environmental vandalism

THE Mar Menor in Murcia is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon but also one of the continent's saddest stories over the ravages of pollution. It's an...

Lottery store manager stole a customer’s winning ticket worth over €55,000 in Murcia area of Spain

A Cartagena lottery shop manager has been convicted of defrauding a lucky ticket holder of a €55,733 prize over two years ago. Murcia's Provincial Court...

Teenage runaway infected with COVID-19 forces bus passengers into quarantine in Murcia region of Spain

AROUND 60 bus passengers are in self-isolation for COVID-19 after an infected teenage girl skipped confinement from a mental health facility. Cartagena Policia Local...

ONE-WAY DEAL as conman from Murcia region of Spain took online sales payments but never sent out the items

A Murcia region man has been jailed over an online scam where he sold second-hand goods but never sent out the items. The 23-year-old Cartagena...

Spanish army sergeant dies after parachute exercise over the coast of the Mar Menor’s La Manga in Murcia

A Spanish army sergeant died after parachuting over the waters of La Manga in the Murcia region. Rafael Gallant Martinez was involved in a special...

Yacht was camouflaged as a fishing boat to smuggle tons of drugs into a Costa Blanca port in Spain

TWO-and-a-half tons of hashish was found on a yacht moored at Santa Pola, leading to the detention of a Murcia and Costa Blanca-based drugs...

British pilot dies after plane crashes into the sea off Cartagena in Spain’s Murcia region

A British pilot died on Saturday morning(May 8) when his light aircraft crashed into sea some 500 metres off the coast of Cartagena. The accident...

Million euros of meth seized as human trafficking gang snared in raid on Spain’s Costa Calida

A GANG of 24 people traffickers operating in Costa Calida have been arrested for smuggling people from Algeria. As well as the 23 men and...

CLASSROOM ON THE SAND as youngsters hit the local beach for COVID-safe lessons on Spain’s Mar Menor

A MURCIA school has moved its classes to the beach in a truly COVID-safe environment. The Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente school has taken desks...

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...

BILLS GALORE as Cartagena’s desperate hospitality trade plead for help outside Murcia’s parliament in Spain

BOXES of bar and restaurant invoices were dumped by struggling businesses outside the Regional Assembly building in Cartagena this morning(January 29). The symbolic act was...

Kidnapped man forced to hide drugs in his genital area during trip from Spain’s Murcia region to Valencia

A 34-year-old man from Monovar in Valencia Province has been charged with kidnapping a man and forcing him to pay him around €1,000. The coercion...

Teenagers attack police as agents break up illegal early morning beach party in Spain’s Murcia region

TWO police agents were injured as an illegal beach drinks party in the Cabo de Palos area of Cartagena in Murcia. The botellon involved around...

Policia Nacional bust human trafficking ring that smuggled sex slaves into Murcia’s Cartagena during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

POLICIA Nacional have rescued five women while dismantling a 15-strong human trafficking gang in the Murcia town of Cartagena The criminals also smuggled drugs into...

Foiled by fruit – tardy pair of Costa Calida criminals impeded by booty of ‘berries

POLICIA Nacional arrested a pair of serial thieves fleeing from a Cartagena bar, last week. Observant locals had contacted police after witnessing a fruit shop,...

People power prevails as Costa Calida councils make good muddy Mar Menor

FOLLOWING a series of high-profile protests by businesses and citizens around the Mar Menor, one council is taking action in time for the Easter...

Costa Calida group threaten to move ‘heaven and earth’ in Mar Menor protest, demanding ‘respect and dignity’

RESIDENTS at the southern end of the protected Mar Menor lagoon have planned a peaceful march in protest at the conditions of the beaches...

PEOPLE POWER: Alleged burglar arrested after parking poorly in Costa Calida town

LOS NIETOS residents identified an alleged burglar as he attempted to retrieve his car from a tow truck on Saturday. The man was arrested by...

Flu epidemic in Spain’s Murcia region sees 150 extra medics drafted in to cope with ten-fold increase in cases

EPIDEMIC levels of influenza have been reached in Murcia according to the regional Department for Health. An extra 150 medics are being drafted in to...

Over a dozen authorities call for instant action against mosquito plagues in Spain

PLAGUES of mosquitoes are causing havoc across Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, from Alicante down to Cartagena. Council representatives right across the region have met...

Migrants intercepted off Costa Calida as ‘steady flow’ resumes following respite from gota fría storms

GUARDIA Civil have apprehended four unauthorised migrants that reached the municipality Águilas on Tuesday night. Eleven more were caught as they landed close to Cartagena,...

Body of Irish woman found in southern Spain

The remains of the woman were discovered floating in a cove just a few metres from the shore in the village of Isla Plana in Cartagena

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