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Police call centre gets money-saving upgrades as part of self-financed renovation plan on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA Local Police have upgraded their call-centre to prioritise emergencies and save money. The renovations consist of new 12 monitors and state-of-the-art telephony systems to...

Combined police operation sees gang of 65 Chinese drug smugglers arrested across Spain

ONE OF the largest Chinese drug trafficking gangs has been taken down by a combined police operation over three countries. A total of 65 people...

Criminal gang arrested after stolen car smashes into truck following high speed police chase on Costa del Sol

THREE men thought to be part of a criminal drug gang have been arrested after a stolen car ploughed into a lorry on the...

Torremolinos shooting: Manhunt launched after man shot dead in early morning killing

A MURDER investigation is underway in Spain after a man was gunned down in the early hours of this morning on the Costa del...

Two new police cars for town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, in the Vega Baja region of Costa Blanca South, has taken delivery of two new police cars. La Marina forms part of San...

Costa Blanca copper who refused to wear a face mask gets 18 months suspension in Spain

A Costa Blanca police officer has been suspended for 18 months without pay after refusing to wear a mask. Rafa Navarro, who worked night shifts...

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...

Man rushed to hospital with serious head injury after city centre brawl in Malaga

A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious injuries on Monday night (April 5) after a major incident in Malaga city centre.  The victim was...

Benidorm police in street chase to grab Belgian fugitive hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE detained a 58-year-old Belgian fugitive on a Benidorm street after he tried to give them the slip. He was wanted on a European Arrest...

Police car causes severe accident in Valencia

A NATIONAL Police car caused a severe accident when it jumped a red light and crashed into a family travelling in another vehicle in...

Arrests in Spain’s Madrid and Tenerife as humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans ‘diverted to finance terrorism’

SPANISH police have arrested three men who allegedly used humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans as a cover to finance terrorism. Policía Nacional supported by Europol,...

More than 500 police checkpoints being set up across Spain’s Andalucia to monitor perimetral closure during Easter Week

GUARDIA Civil are cracking down on movements across the region with a particular focus on roads which cross provinces and those which lead out...

‘Z cars’: Spain’s National Police expand fleet of greener hybrid patrol cars

SPAIN’S National Police have added 300 environmentally-friendly ‘Z cars’ to its fleet of vehicles. The plug-in hybrids will be rolled out along with the installation...

Police officers and teachers next in line for COVID-19 vaccine in Spain’s Andalucia

VACCINATION against COVID-19 for teachers is underway in Andalucia with Police officers and Guardia Civil next in line. This second phase of the vaccination campaign...

Bar in Spain’s Marbella busted with 100 people inside flouting COVID-19 regulations

POLICIA Local have raided a bar in Marbella with over 100 people inside, exceeding the establishment’s capacity and violating coronavirus regulations. The premises, in the...

Police officer in Valencia’s Castellon busted for drink-driving and escaping from his colleagues

A LOCAL police officer from Castellon city has been arrested for allegedly driving while over the limit and escaping a breathalyser test by his...

A police officer from Malaga dies from COVID-19 just three days after virus is detected

A 51 year-old policeman stationed in Malaga in the Police Intervention Unit (UIP) has just died from COVID-19. The officer, who was a member of...

Valencia police fine 56 people for breaking Christmas Eve COVID curfew

Local Citizen Protection councillor Aarón Cano highlighted the ‘exemplary’ behaviour of the vast majority of residents

Police bust 300-strong wedding party in Spain’s Sevilla

A WEDDING party of more than 300 guests has been broken up by police in Sevilla. Police said the gathering, which took place in an...

416 officers from 26 countries including Spain search 42,000 parcels to find just SIX guns

A TOTAL of 416 police and customs officers checked more than 42,000 parcels in a bid to intercept illegal guns and weapons sent through...

City’s local police awarded for work done during floods and pandemic in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Local Police have been awarded the “Lápiz Escuela Pública” (Public School Pencil) for the work done during both last year’s floods and the...

HALLOWEEN HORROR: Arrest made after human head found in bin in Spain’s Andalucia

A SPANISH man has been arrested after a severed human head was discovered in a bin in Huelva, western Andalucia. Residents called police after the...

Man shot in the back of the head while driving in Spain’s Malaga

The victim, in his 30s, is still in hospital after miraculously surviving. Doctors say he is not in a critical condition and is expected to recover

Total coronavirus knock out for police force on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Costa Blanca town of Cocentaina has no local police officers on duty due to one of their officers catching the coronavirus. The rest of...

Valencian president says that Spain’s Costa Blanca is safe for tourists as extra police patrols hit nightclubs this weekend

EXTRA police visits to nightclubs have been promised this weekend by Valencian Community president, Ximo Puig, in order to control the spread of Covid-19...

IN DEPTH: Police in Portugal start searching wells in Maddie McCann case as investigations intensify

POLICE in Portugal have begun to search in various locations, some 20 minutes inland from where Maddie McCann was allegedly snatched. The searches, in a...

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