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Spain sees drop in crime to maintain “safe” reputation but not murders

Spain is still one of the safest countries in the world, new crime figures have revealed. A total of 2,093,621 offences  were registered in Spain last year, which is a reduction of 3.6 per cent on 2013 when the figure stood at 2,172,133.Full Article

Shell-fish could have caused serious health problems

Shell-fish seized by police in Spain had been collected in areas where health authorities had recorded high levels of the E-coli bacteria. The illegal trade could have made people ...Full Article

Drugs sold to children for just a euro

Four people have been arrested on the mainland of Spain for selling drugs to school-children for as little as one euro per transaction. Police said the activity was being ...Full Article

Car shoots off road and ploughs through roof

Even experienced firemen raised an eyebrow after finding this bright pink car embedded head first in the roof of an old cottage! The Honda Civic flew several feet through ...Full Article

Four arrests as police break up train graffiti gang

National police have broken up one of the most active graffiti gangs in Spain. Four people arrested as part of an ongoing inves-tigation into vandals who target public transport, ...Full Article

Prostitute earnings in GDP quota!

  Around 600,000 women are working as prostitutes in Spain and are not being co-erced to do so, a new report reveals. Last year, according to the Spanish press, ...Full Article

Clutch bags seized for being dangerous weapons!

  Hundreds of colourful fashion handbags are being destroyed because their distinctive “knuckle-buster” clasps are considered dangerous and prohibitive weapons. Police units in Madrid are being told to confiscate ...Full Article

Ten arrested for patera journeys which ended in tragedy

  Ten Algerians who arranged for illegal immigrants to try and reach Spain by boat in a dangerous journey which ended in tragedy have been arrested by the police. ...Full Article

Crackdown on social security fraud reveals bogus companies

  Spain has pledged to continue its crackdown on social security fraud and the black economy. Figures released by the Government for 2014 reveal there were 46,304 investigations, an ...Full Article

Gang sold smuggled cannabis in town’s sweet shop

  A drug trafficking gang used a sweet shop as a cover for selling cannabis smuggled in from Morocco. Police said customers at the candy store in Navarra, Spain ...Full Article
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