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Spain sets new record for organ donations and transplants

For yet another year, Spain has consolidated its position as world leader in organ donation and transplantation and set another new record. There were 4,360 transplant recipients last year – including all-time records in kidney and heart transplants – thanks to the generosity of 1,682 donors (an increase of 1.6%). The Spanish organ donor rate stands at 36 donors ...Full Article

Lorry driver handcuffed to tree as gang seizes hashish in olives

A lorry-load of green olives was so precious that the driver was kid-napped, taken to a pine forest, hand-cuffed to a tree and had his feet tied with tape, ...Full Article

Stowaways risked lives after enduring nightmare journey

These shocking pictures show the lengths des-perate African illegal immigrants will go to in a bid to find a new and better life. Police found two men tired and ...Full Article

Email provides vital tip-off

A timely tip-off to the police led to the arrest of eight members of a drug-running gang. Anyone can email on antidroga@policia.es and this is just what one member ...Full Article

Cloned credit cards: 17 arrests in Spain

National Police agents have broken up a network based in Spain that defrauded 400,000 euros with cloned credit cards. The gang used the technique known as skimmimg and operated ...Full Article

Police in urgent alert over rise in cybercrime

Cybercrime is on the increase in Spain and criminals will try all sorts of scams to cheat people out of money, police have warned. Internet scams include baits to ...Full Article

Warning as burglars use new “plastic strip” technique

The Guardia Civil is relaying a major alert about a new device being used by burglars to identify empty properties. They say thieves are planting small plastic labels in ...Full Article

“Moses” the water dog survives amazing journey

An amazing story of a water dog which survived a 100-mile journey embedded in the front grille of a lorry has won the hearts of social network users. The ...Full Article

Spectacular fireball was like “Star of Bethlehem”

On lookers watched in amazement as a Christmas fireball, said to look like the “Star of Bethlehem”, travelled 1,200 kilometres in just one minute across the earth. The phenomenon ...Full Article

False two euro coins could have netted a million

Police who raided three counterfeiting workshops in Spain said the machinery found could have produced 12,000 two euro coins every month for five years. Three people have been arrested ...Full Article
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