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Cocaine gang posed as hospital patients to smuggle drugs into Canaries

Police in Spain have smashed a major criminal network which had been smuggling cocaine into the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote,”for years”. The gang used human mules and the parcel post for their drug smuggling operation from the mainland of Spain, mostly from Madrid, headed by a clan leader known as “La Negra”. At one stage, ...Full Article

Old house leaves Lanzarote Cabildo with five million euro headache

An historic house bought by Lanzarote Cabildo for 1.65 million euros is proving a thorn in the authority’s side as it finds itself in a stalemate situation. Despite descriptions ...Full Article

Jobs for 81 people under environment project

The Cabildo will launch from January the ‘Sustainable Lanzarote IV’ project that will employ 81 unemployed people. The project, which will be implemented by the Employment Area headed by ...Full Article

Canaries want action to stop “unfair and disproportionate” rise in air fares

Hotel leaders in the Canary Islands are calling for the creation of a “price observatory” to stop air fares soaring. The campaign is being backed by Ashotel, the hotel ...Full Article

Canary residents are bridging the gap in tourism numbers by staying local

Local holidaymakers recognised as “vital third market” Residents of the Canary Islands who choose to take a break within the archipelago rather than travelling further afield are being applauded ...Full Article

Mallorca and Ibiza plan new onslaught against rowdy tourists

Brits behaving badly in Magaluf and Ibiza are facing even tougher action as the Balearic Government plans a new onslaught against “trash tourism”. News laws are being prepared which ...Full Article

Four arrests as police break up DAESH support network

Police in Spain and Morocco joined forces to crack a support network for DAESH and made four arrests. The suspects, led by a 31-year-old Moroccan living in Guadalajara, used ...Full Article

Live lizards found in parcel post from Tenerife

Customs agents in Germany have rescued 39 live lizards in a postal package from Tenerife. It is a protected species, so the consignee of the shipment faces a penalty ...Full Article

Arrests in Canaries as part of European operation against child pornography

National Police have led an international macro operation against child pornography in which a total of 33 people have been arrested in eleven countries on three different continents. In ...Full Article

Lanzarote celebrates new flight to Oslo

A new route is linking Lanzarote with Norway and passengers on the first flight were treated to a gastronomic surprise. Scandinavia Airlines (SAS) has introduced the weekly frequency to ...Full Article
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