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Family who allegedly sold drugs to children arrested

MEMBERS of the same family have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs to young people in a Torrevieja school.  It’s understood that three generations – a grandmother, mother and grandson – were involved. According to reports, the 16-year-old boy was the alleged trafficker of marijuana, cannabis resin and even cocaine among his fellow pupils and […]

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240 km/h online speeding teen caught

BE careful what you share on social media… you might end up getting arrested. That’s the fate of a reckless 19-year-old from Torrevieja whose exploits behind the wheel of his car as he sped along the A-35 motorway as he passed through Vallada in Valencia were proudly boasted across Facebook. Driving at 240 kph, he […]

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Dementia sufferer held in prison awaiting outcome of partner’s death probe

A COIN court has ruled an 89-year-old dementia sufferer be remanded in custody in connection with the death of his 84-year-old partner at a Malaga Province care home. The judge overseeing the probe said the man should be held in a psychiatric facility but could be jailed if none was available. He has since been […]

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€86,000 drugs stash found in Costa Blanca car park

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a 34-year-old man in San Vicente de Raspeig after being caught with a stash of drugs in his car. According to reports, he had a total of 55 kilos of hashish hidden in the boot and because of the high amount discovered, has immediately been sent to prison pending further […]

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Benidorm holds silent vigil in memory of gender violence victims

BENIDORM held a minute of silence in memory of the latest victim of male violence in Spain. The Mayor Toni Pérez joined representatives of several political groups, public workers and members of social associations – amongst others – to stand against violence outside the doors of the city hall. Last Monday (August 6) a 78-year-old […]

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Two arrested over fake items worth €350,000 on the Costa Blanca

AFTER receiving a number of complaints from legitimate traders, officers of the Guardia Civil started to investigate the sale of counterfeit goods in Altea and the surrounding area. Two Chinese women aged 48 and 46 were arrested and a third is still being investigated after raids on three shops located in Altea and l’Alfàs del […]

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600 kilos of unprocessed octopus seized on the Costa Blanca

A RESTAURANT in Santa Pola had 604 kilos of unregistered octopus on its premises when visited by the Guardia Civil. The previous week whilst on patrol, officers of the nature protection division of the Guardia Civil (SEPRONA) in conjunction with the Inspectorate of Maritime Fishing of the Generalitat spotted a number of fishing boats unloading […]

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Dead body, wearing a lifejacket, discovered in Costa Blanca sea

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil Maritime Service on patrol near the port of La Vila spotted a body in the water late last Friday. They alerted colleagues in the Special Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS) section who were charged with recovering the body. It appeared from a brief examination of the body after it was […]

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Costa Blanca builder who burgled by night arrested

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested a 43-year-old Spanish man in connection with a suspected series of robberies in homes located in Pilar de la Horadada. According to a report in the Spanish media, the detained man was a builder by day and a robber by night as it’s understood he used his tools […]

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SMUGGLING STUBBED OUT: 5,000 illegal cigarettes confiscated at Costa Blanca airport

AN operation carried out by the Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency (Hacienda) enabled them to confiscate over 5,000 packets of cigarettes during the space of one week. The discoveries took place at the Alicante-Elche Airport and were valued at almost €25,000. During the summer months that naturally see an influx of passengers, the […]

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Illegal octopus supplies uncovered in Costa Blanca

MEMBERS of the Guardia Civil environmental division (SEPRONA) have confiscated a total of 300 kilos of octopus that they believe was untraceable. The raids were carried out on two restaurants in Arenales del Sol, close to El Altet, to check whether fish species they served had all the relevant documentation for this particular product. The […]

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Public alert for missing monkeys

THE search continues for three missing Japanese macaques. Just over a month ago, three sick animals escaped from a private enclosure in Guardamar del Segura, and despite the Local Police and the Guardia Civil setting traps for them and keeping an eye out, they’ve yet to be captured. According to a report in the Spanish […]

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Costa Blanca sex offender arrested on Costa del Sol

GUARDIA CIVIL officers from Alicante have arrested a man in Malaga in connection with sexual offences on a 13-year-old girl in Torrevieja at the end of June. The Argentine national aged 44, originally made contact with the girl via a social network and where he managed to gain her trust over a period of time. […]

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Former BBC Radio Sheffield host in coma after Benidorm attack

A FORMER BBC Radio Sheffield host is in a coma with a bleed on his brain following an attack outside a bar in Benidorm. Jimmy Carol, aged 63, and known as “Yorkshire’s Favourite Scouser” to his old listeners, was taken to the Alicante General Hospital shortly after finishing his popular comedy act.  According to reports, […]