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Armed French mafia gang settled on Costa Brava

A French mafia group settled on the Costa Brava had an arsenal of guns, including a Kalashnikov and pistols, whilst accompanying a drugs’ shipment, say the Guardia Civil. Five men, aged between 34 and 57, are now facing lengthy prison sentences for offences including drug trafficking, money laundering, theft and unlawful possession of explosives and weapons.Full Article

“Sting” victim left naked and spray-painted in street

A man who thought he was keeping an appointment for his professional services was tied up, robbed, threatened with a knife and then left naked and spray-painted in the ...Full Article

Prison for parents who left toddler “to go out clubbing”

A husband and wife who left their two-year-old child alone in their home in the middle of the night whilst they went clubbing have each been sentenced to nine ...Full Article

Cocaine found in banana boxes

Drug smuggling gangs use all sorts of ways to get their illegal shipments into Spain and the latest is banana boxes. Police have found 54 kilos of cocaine hidden ...Full Article

Sword-fighting boy plummets 100ft from eighth floor flat

An eight-year-old child plummeted nearly 100ft from the balcony of an apartment eight floors up and survived. The boy had a miracle escape from certain death after an awning ...Full Article

Student dies trying to take “selfie” on bridge

Police have warned before about the dangers of taking “selfies” in precarious positions and unfortunately, a Polish student has paid the ultimate price. The 23-year-old girl was visiting Seville ...Full Article

Festive boost for seasonal jobs

By tradition, Christmas is expected to bring a jobs’ boost and this year, that wish might finally come true in Spain and the Canary Islands. The employment specialists, Randstad ...Full Article

Fines “unfair” for rummaging through rubbish bins

Is it a person’s right to rummage through dustbins when they are poor or is this anti-social behaviour? This is the row which has broken out in Seville after ...Full Article

Mother spared jail over baby death due to “pregnancy denial”

A 28-year-old woman accused of killing her new-born child has been spared prison after a judge ruled she was suffering from a rare psychological condition known as “pregnancy denial”. ...Full Article

Taxi passenger had 1.4 million euros in suitcase!

A taxi driver got quite a shock when pulled over by police as part of an operation to crackdown on illegal fares. It wasn’t him who got into trouble ...Full Article
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