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More than a million false batteries seized in Spanish raids

National Police agents and officials of the Tax Agency, in a joint operation, have dismantled in Valencia two clandestine factories producing false batteries.Full Article

Millions of air passengers face major disruption unless EU acts now, says Ryanair

Ryanair is calling for immediate action from the EU Comission to head off a summer of disruption in the skies due to air traffic control strikes and staff shortages.Full Article

World’s first “Smurf” hamlet rebrands itself as “Blue Village” as it suffers identity crisis

A tiny hamlet in Spain painted entirely blue when it became the world’s only “Smurf” village is suffering an identity crisis and trying to win back thousands of lost tourists.Full Article

Gang smuggled Albanians into UK via Eurotunnel

Police have smashed a people trafficking gang which smuggled Albanians into the UK through the Eurotunnel or Channel ferries.Full Article

Football league complaint leads to two arrests

An investigation by the National Police has resulted in the blocking of six websites offering links to football matches, movies, series, video games, computer programmes, music and books illegally.Full Article

High tourist tax rates pinpointed in new survey

Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera, Barcelona, Rome and Berlin are the cities with the highest tourist rates in the EU, a new survey has revealed.Full Article

Gust of wind leads to injuries for 13 paratroopers

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Gang netted more than six million euros in Nigerian letters scam

Police have broken up Spain’s most active and prolific criminal network which reaped in millions through the so-called “Nigerian letters” scam.Full Article

Ferry crash in Ibiza shocks passengers

The captain of a ferry which hit rocks in Ibiza may have been trying to avoid a small boat in the catamaran’s path, investigators have been told.Full Article

Pleasure boats and jet skis to be checked by Civil Guard

The Civil Guard has launched campaigns to control sports boats, recreational vessels and jet skis.Full Article
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