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Bank customer lied about mugging

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Gran Canaria after claiming he had been robbed of 900 euros withdrawn from a bank cash machine. The incident happened in Puerto Rico in the south of the island earlier this year.

Scientists confirm man’s death in Gran Canaria was due to spiked drink

A Belgian man’s horrific death in Gran Canaria in 2015 was caused by the lethal drug scopo-lamine, also known as “Devil’s Breath”, say scientists. They say ...Full Article

Arrest on Gran Canaria for Whatsapp child porn link

Police investigating an organised criminal network which distributed child pornography through Whatsapp have arrested one of three suspects in Las Palmas. He was arrested in Santa ...Full Article

Gran Canaria motorway sculptures to be lit up

Stunning sculptures which line the GC-1 motorway in Gran Canaria are to be lit up in an environmentally-friendly way. The monuments are distributed over 50 kilometres ...Full Article

Huge haul of “non compliance” alcohol in Gran Canaria

More than 10,000 bottles of different alcoholic beverages have been seized in Gran Canaria as part of the Canary Government’s inspections into food quality. The drink, ...Full Article

Two young women released from prostitution den in Lanzarote

Police have freed two young girls who were being kept against their will in Lanzarote and forced to work as prostitutes. A 29-year-old woman of Nigerian ...Full Article

Regulations to be relaxed for restaurant trade

The Canary Government has started the ball rolling to relax regulations for the restaurant trade. This sector has been governed by rules introduced in 2013 but ...Full Article

La Gomera booms but nature, not mass tourism, is still the key

La Gomera is enjoying boom times but Cabildo leaders have no intention of spoiling the beauty of the island. This was stressed loud and clear by ...Full Article

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 ...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 ...Full Article
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