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Unlucky 13 arrested as Costa del Sol cannabis club weeded out

OFFICERS of the National Police have raided a building in Fuengirola which was advertised as a private club to promote the therapeutic qualities of cannabis derivatives. Instead however, the premises were reportedly used for a full-scale marijuana and hashish trading business. When they arrived at the scene the police found 12 people there smoking these […]

This week in Iceland - Rudolph’s on the move
Iceland

This week in Iceland – Rudolph’s on the move

Rudolph’s on the move DRIVERS in East Iceland are being warned to keep an eye out for reindeer that are being frequently spotted on the area’s roadways where they’re not normally seen.  The warnings come from the Icelandic Road Administration and the East Iceland Nature Research Centre. What’s in a name? THE most popular names […]

Going green to treat psychosis
Health & Beauty

Going green to treat psychosis

AN INGREDIENT in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said recently. Scientists conducted a small trial of people with psychosis and found patients treated with CBD had lower levels of psychotic symptoms than those who received a placebo. Psychosis is characterised by […]

Cannabis clubs continue to be police targets
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Cannabis clubs continue to be police targets

THE continuing crackdown by National Police in the Murcia region has resulted in a raid on another cannabis smoking club. This time, the venue was in the neighbourhood of San Andrés – in Calle Huertas – and the specialised Unit of Drugs and Organised Crime (UDYCO) succeeded in detaining a dozen people.   A large number […]

New cocaine route uncovered
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Police uncover new cocaine route to Spain

THE GUARDIA CIVIL has smashed a criminal ring using a new route to smuggle cocaine from Brazil to Spain. Officers have arrested four people in Malaga and seized around 11 kilos of the narcotic under operation Banca Latvia, which discovered the organisation was smuggling cocaine through Morocco, a route not previously used. Working with police […]

Hashish load held in San Roque
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Hashish load held in San Roque

GUARDIA Civil officers in San Roque have intercepted more than 1.35 tonnes of hashish. The drugs were found in a stolen van which officers first located driving paston the A-7 motorway, reportedly showing clear signs of overloading. After chasing the vehicle for some time, the driver allegedly fled on foot and managed to evade police, […]

Whoops, the balcony’s gone to pot
Columnists

Whoops, the balcony’s gone to pot!

A while back I wrote an article for the Freethinker – a 136-year-old atheist magazine I have edited for almost 20 years – about the attitude of church leaders in America towards the legalisation of cannabis. Some supported legalisation, others were dead against it. In Massachusetts, the Catholic Church spent $850,000 on an anti-pot crusade. […]

EVEN MORE HGV DRIVERS FAIL DRUGS TESTS
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More HGV drivers fail drugs tests in Murcia

DURING a 24-hour period, officers from the Guardia Civil in Murcia carried out a further number of checks on HGV drivers to see if they were driving under the influence of drugs. For this latest exercise, they stopped 235 drivers of which 19 of them tested positively for narcotics made up of 12 for cannabis, […]

Four seized in cannabis club probe
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Four seized in Benalmadena cannabis club probe

THREE men and one woman, aged between 24 and 30, have been detained by police in Benalmadena for allegedly selling on marijuana outside of the confines of a cannabis ‘association’. The president and secretary of the association have both been held, along with two other members of the group. The accused allegedly used the association […]

Cannabis club gets locals on their high horse
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Cannabis club gets locals on their high horse

A GROUP of residents living in Javea have made formal complaints about the Cannabis Club located in their area. They are becoming increasingly affected and annoyed by the smell that is allegedly emanating from the premises which they say has been the case for the past five months since the place had been open.  They […]

BRITISH WOMAN CAUGHT BY SNIFFER DOG
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British drugs woman caught by sniffer dog in Alicante

A BRITISH national aged 25 has been arrested at the bus station in Alicante after being found to have drugs stashed in her suitcase. She was discovered to have 11.6 kilos of marijuana hidden inside it and was discovered by a sniffer dog. Members of the canine unit of Alicante’s local police were taking part […]

Drunk and disorderly
Costa del Sol News

Drunk and disorderly in Malaga

AN intoxicated man was arrested after reportedly threatening and assaulting police. The 55-year-old was found sprawled on a pavement in Malaga City Centre, apparently reeking strongly of alcohol and cannabis. Officers approached the man and requested documentation but received no answer. The man had a bumbag attached to him and one of the officers decided […]

Drug Dealer Arrested
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Malaga drug dealer arrested

A FORTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Spanish man has been arrested in Malaga for driving without a licence, having false licence plates and carrying seven grams of cocaine. Police have now arrested the man on suspicion of drug trafficking, crimes against road safety and document falsification after initially became suspicious of his “evasive” attitude after they stopped to help […]

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Bus driver tests positive for drugs

SIXTY bus passengers in Benalmadena were delayed after their driver was stopped and removed by the Guardia Civil following a routine drugs check. The vehicle was travelling from Hinojosa del Duque in Cordoba to Benalmadena when police boarded the bus and tested its driver for alcohol and narcotics, with the man testing positive for marijuana […]