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Salvador Dali paintings stolen from Barcelona apartment in Spain

POLICE are investigating the theft of two Salvador paintings from a Barcelona apartment. The Mossos d'Esquadra were contacted on Sunday afternoon by the home owners. They...

Jihadist leader arrested in Spain’s Andalucia along with three ‘radicalised’ group members in Murcia

FOUR members of a jihadist group have been arrested by the Policia Nacional after an 18-month investigation. Officers swooped on the leader in Algeciras on...

Police chase luxury yacht stuffed with drugs off Spain’s Costa Blanca

A luxury yacht crammed with 810 kilos of hashish has been intercepted off the Costa Blanca after a half-hour police pursuit. A Guardia Civil maritime...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fake Iberian hams with €1 million retail price are seized during meat firm raids in Spain

THOUSANDS of falsely-labelled Iberian ham shoulders have been seized in a probe over a €1 million food fraud. Seven meat firms are been investigated by...

Elderly German woman identified as driving 35 kilometres on wrong side of AP-7 motorway in Costa Blanca area of...

THE Guardia Civil have found the motorist who travelled for 35 kilometres on the wrong carriageway of the AP-7 motorway on Sunday. A 75-year-old German...

Biggest-ever drug pill seizure in Spain with arrests in Alicante and Catalunya

A Spanish drug trafficking gang has been arrested for exporting benzenoid pills to Morocco to make a narcotic called Karkubi. The Police Nacional detained the...

Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

Sextortionist blackmails Costa Blanca teenager on dating website in Spain

A San Juan de Alicante man, 43, has been arrested for blackmailing an Alicante Province woman on a dating website. The man forwarded private material...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

Ex-Valencia president, Eduardo Zaplana, in money laundering quiz over €1.6 million Madrid apartment purchase in Spain

FORMER Valencia region president, Eduardo Zaplana, has suffered a new setback in trying to rebuke money laundering allegations involving up to €20 million. A new...

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