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Twenty internet scammers arrested

NATIONAL POLICE throughout the Valencian Community have made a series of arrests in connection with an alleged internet scam. Twenty people have been detained – aged between 19 and 36-years-old – believed to be behind a series of frauds that affected more than 170 victims.  Fifteen of the gang already have police records. According to […]

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Police seize 80 kilos of hashish from drug gang on the Costa del Sol

A DRUG trafficking operation has been shut down after 80 kilos of hashish was seized and four people arrested. The National Police and officers from Benalmadena detained three men, two of French nationality and one Moroccan, as well as a Spanish woman, after stopping a vehicle in Benalmadena, as part of a routine operation. The […]

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JACKPOT: Costa Blanca slot machine cheater arrested

NATIONAL POLICE based in Alicante have arrested a man who allegedly falsely obtained more than €2,000 from a slot machine. According to reports, he manipulated part of the machine’s mechanism so that every time he put a note in the machine to obtain credits, he was able to retrieve the note. It is understood that […]

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Costa Blanca drugs plantation found after power surge

NATIONAL POLICE have uncovered a major indoor marijuana plantation in Elche after the electricity supply company reported an unusual amount being consumed…and no records to back it up. Around 600 plants, most of which were almost fully grown, were discovered in a storeroom attached to a house in the city after the property using all […]

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Man arrested after shooting at police on Costa del Sol

OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested a man in Estepona accused of shooting at them. The suspect’s mother had called the police to inform them that her son, 29, has a history of drug addiction and was threatening her. Several National Police officers went to their home, on Avenida de Los Reales, but the […]

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Investigation begins into Puerto Banus harbour access scam

A COURT in Marbella is investigating a potential card scam that allows cars without due authorisation to enter the Puerto Banus area. So far two complaints have been filed at the National Police station, and legal action will be taken on them. The concerning situation comes in the wake of changes to the electronic access […]

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National Police swoop on offices of top dental company across Spain

OFFICERS from the National Police made their way to 19 offices belonging to the iDENTAL Company to check and remove thousands of medical records. Their aim is to obtain evidence concerning the alleged fraud committed by the company which is subject to a large number of denunciations from different patients. The officers made parallel visits […]

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WATCH: Serial phone robbing gang members arrested on the Costa Blanca

A GANG of four thieves from Madrid have been arrested in Benidorm accused of stealing top quality mobile phones worth more than €30,000. The two Spaniards, a Frenchman and a Moroccan are believed to be part of a larger group who visited different beach resorts with the aim of stealing as many phones from beaches […]

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WATCH: Gang of ten Croatian burglars arrested by National Police on Spanish Costas

A TOTAL of 10 people, three women and seven men have been arrested in Torrevieja and Malaga city accused of wide scale burglary. According to the National Police who made the arrest, the gang of 10, many of whom were Croatian, were based in Torrevieja but under took robberies in the provinces of Alicante, Almeria, […]

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Three women arrested for drug dealing in Costa Blanca

AFTER receiving a tip off of large numbers of visitors to a house in Santa Pola. Officers of the National Police decided to investigate. They soon corroborated the facts by way of observation and use of monitoring devices and raided the premises, arresting three Spanish women from the same family who were aged between 22 […]

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Police arrest Costa Blanca serial criminal

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested a man in Alicante accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Guardamar del Segura. The 32-year-old Spanish national has a long criminal record, having been arrested for a series of 30 different crimes over a period of time. In addition to the alleged sexual assault that allegedly took place last […]

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Six arrested in Costa del Sol hash bust

SIX people have been arrested on the Costa del Sol for allegedly selling hashish and marijuana in a private smoking club that has since been dismantled by the police. A drug trafficking investigation by officers led them to the premises on Plaza Solymar, in Benalmadena, which they then put under surveillance. Legal smoking clubs are […]

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Two arrested in drugs trafficking bust on Costa del Sol

OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested two men in a pharmacy in Fuengirola, for alleged drug trafficking. Police seized 13 grams of hashish, 8 grams of marijuana, and an undisclosed quantity of cocaine. The men, aged 31 and 32 are of Senegalese origin and part of a criminal organisation. All of the narcotics were […]

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Two women arrested in online loan fraud scam in Spain

OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested two Spanish women in Murcia, for alleged crimes of fraud and forgery. The suspects, 30 and 35-years-old, offered people loans online, ranging from €300 to €60,000, and asked for advance payments for processing purposes. The initial payments requested were in the region of €75 and €2,000, and the […]