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Funeral home blamed for mixing up two corpses

An investigation is underway after a funeral home allegedly mixed up two bodies and incinerated one of them by mistake. Government officials in Galicia, Spain claim the undertakers “did not verify the identity of the corpse” when they picked it up, even though possessions handed over were in another name. The families involved are said to be distraught and ...Full Article

Seven victims poisoned before money thefts

Spanish police have identified at least seven victims of a money scam involving poisoning by scopolamine. Three of them were afected so badly they had to be admitted to ...Full Article

Councils in Ibiza and Mallorca asked to limit beach smoking

Popular tourist beaches and coves across Mallorca and Ibiza may become no smoking zones from this summer if a pilot scheme gets off the ground. The Balearic Government is ...Full Article

Spanish “knot” and glass blowing to be officially protected?

The cultural landscape of the Ribeira Sacra (Ourense) is the latest candidate chosen by the Historic Heritage Council to be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Full Article

Baby tortoises which grow VERY big found in suitcase!

Police in Spain got quite a surprise when they opened a suitcase at Barcelona airport and found 76 live baby tortoises of the world’s largest species!Full Article

Magaluf launches hard-hitting campaign in UK and Spain

Magaluf has launched a major new campaign in Mallorca and the UK to warn young holidaymakers of the dangers of getting drunk and the risks of balconing.Full Article

Illegal cigar factories made 200 million euros in four months

The Civil Guard, within the frame-work of Operation Pastela, has dis-mantled a criminal organisation, made up of 27 people, who produced large quantities of tobacco for cigars in different ...Full Article

Police in biggest seizure of “pink cocaine”

The Civil Guard has detained 20 people belonging to a criminal organisation dedicated to the sale and distribution of cocaine and tucibí known as “Pink Panther”.Full Article

Animal rights campaigners chain themselves to pigsties

More than 120 masked animal rights protesters broke into a Spanish abattoir and chained themselves to sties after freeing seven pigs.Full Article

Gang stole valuable statues from parks in Italy for Spanish clients

Police from Spain and Italy have teamed up to crack an archaeological smuggling gang which stole valuable artefacts from parks and private gardens, with one piece alone being worth ...Full Article
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