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More foreign workers registered with Spanish social security system

The average number of foreign citizens registered with the Social Security system stood at 1,627,838 in December, up 0.39 per cent on the previous month (6,381 workers). The number of foreign workers contributing to the system has risen by 4.84 per cent year-on-year, with 75,199 more workers than in 2014.Full Article

Drug smugglers transported huge amounts of heroin using public buses!

Police have smashed one of the biggest international heroin gangs operating in Sain after one of the mules was caught on a public transport bus. He had travelled from ...Full Article

Nine arrested for links to Kurdish bombers

Spanish police have arrested nine people in Madrid, Valencia and Bilbao for trying to recruit terrorist bombers. Their training to join the separist PKK-KCK included going to a special ...Full Article

Nuns freed after being “kept against will” for 20 years

Police have launched an investigation after three nuns freed from a cloistered convent claimed they were held against their will for more than 20 years. The women, from India, ...Full Article

Spain is most competitive country worldwide for tourism

At the opening ceremony of the 8th Exceltur Tourism Leadership Forum, the acting President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, stressed that the Spanish tourism sector is posting record figures ...Full Article

Spanish crews help save 22 sailors from stricken cargo ship

The Spanish maritime service played a major role in the dramatic rescue of 22 sailors who were saved after their ship carrying 3,700 tons of wood and lorries titled ...Full Article

Police dismantle drugs ring which introduced lethal “shabu” into Europe

An international drugs ring based in Spain peddled highly-addictive methamphetamine or “shabu”, often hidden in coffee, to the value of nearly two million euros. Following more than a year ...Full Article

Madrid urged to name plaza in honour of David Bowie

An online petition has been started to dedicate a plaza in Madrid to the late David Bowie. The city council intends to get rid of all names related to ...Full Article

Police warn over new email scam

Police have issued a warning about another Trojan horse scam which is doing the rounds. The email says it has come from the police but the address of policia@gobierno.es ...Full Article

Annoying noise and strange aroma led to cannabis discovery

A continuous strange smell and annoying noise coming from a house in Madrid and subsequent complaints from residents led to the dismantling of a marijuana factory. For some time, ...Full Article
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