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Police step up checks on sailing permits after scam uncovered

Police in Spain have warned that travellers are being put in danger as a result of a scam which allowed unauthorised sailors to gain bogus qualifications. As part of a special operation, the Civil Guard arrested 64 people for having forged documents. These allowed them to sale ships of unlimited length.Full Article

Arrests across Spain as police find “narco car” gang using clandestine workshops

Police have smashed a massive drugs ring which used so-called “narco cars” to smuggle cocaine, heroin and ecstasy across Europe. The gang even had their own garage workshop which ...Full Article

Spain takes in more refugees from Greece and Lebanon

Spain has taken in 114 refugees, 30 of whom arrived recently from Greece. The 20 people, all of Syrian nationality, arrived at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, from where they ...Full Article

Drugs gang cut “mule” open after cocaine capsule bursts

Police have arrested five members of a drugs gang who cut up a “human mule” after a bag of cocaine he swallowed exploded inside his body. The man died ...Full Article

Hashish hidden inside ambulance

Police have intercepted a haul of marijuana hidden inside an ambulance. The vehicle was parked outside a farm in Spain, with the owners obviously aiming to deflect attention as ...Full Article

Spaniard causes airport alert by bypassing checks

A Spanish traveller caused a major shutdown at Cologne-Bonn airport when he took a wrong turn in his race to get on board his plane. The 62-year-old man was ...Full Article

Why Spain’s campaign to get a paella “smiley” means so much

It’s being hailed as an achievement as big as Spain winning the Eurovision Song Contest, the World Cup or Miss World! After an unprecedented social media campaign, the image ...Full Article

Art gang made huge blunder after stealing Bacon masterpieces

A gang of art thieves who stole five Francis Bacon paintings worth more 25 million euros have been caught after making a huge blunder. They were tracked down after ...Full Article

Actor Brad continues love affair with Spain

Brad Pitt has reportedly forked out a cool 3.5 million euros to make sure he can enjoy a get-away-from-it all sunshine break in Spain. The Hollywood actor, who was ...Full Article

Flights from Spain to UK used to smuggle drugs in hand luggage

Police have intercepted a drugs mule as he tried to board a holiday plane leaving Spain for London with hand luggage packed with cannabis. Two other men were arrested, ...Full Article
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