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Woman’s body pulled from sea

Swimmers went to the rescue after spotting the body of a woman floating in the sea off a popular beach in Gran Canaria. The tragedy happened in Playa del Confital in Las Palmas just after 4pm in the afternoon.Full Article

Cocaine found mixed with protein supplement

A 39-year-old man was arrested at Lanzarote airport for trying to smuggle cocaine into the island disguised as a protein supplement. Police found the drugs inside a plastic container ...Full Article

Canary tourism now accounts for one third of archipelago’s income

The economic impact of tourism in the Canary Islands amounted to 14,602 billion euros in 2016, 34.3 per cent of the total Gross Domestic Product and one billion more ...Full Article

Trio arrested for falsifying top brand products

Police have seized more than 1,000 counterfeit items and arrested three people for falsifying top brand products for sale in the Canaries. Raids were carried out in three premises ...Full Article

Busy six months for Canary 112 emergency centre as incidents increase

The 1-1-2 Canary emergency service has coordinated 253,128 incidents in the first half of the year. This activity has increased by six per cent over the same period of ...Full Article

Canaries need “co-ordinated approach” to homelessness

The Canary Government is being urged to set up a co-ordinated policy in order to deal with the homeless situation in the islands. Santa Cruz city council is one ...Full Article

Baby arrives with some expert phone advice!

Telephone assistance from emergency medics in the Canaries has once again helped a person in need. This time, it was a pregnant woman who gave birth at home, with ...Full Article

Canary cocaine gang used human mules from the Netherlands

Police in the Canary Islands have dismantled a drug-smuggling gang which used a network of human mules to get cocaine into the islands through the airports. Eleven suspects have ...Full Article

Residents in police tip-off over drugs

National Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for drug trafficking following an alert from local residents in Las Palmas. They tipped-off police after noticing an influx of drug addicts ...Full Article

Two injured in fall from horse

Two people were injured when suffering a fall from their horse in Gran Canaria. The accident happened in El Álamo in the municipality of Teror in the early evening.Full Article
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