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False products worth more than one million euros seized in Playa del Inglés

The authorities in the Canary Islands have warn-ed they will not tolerate the widespread sale of counterfeit football tops and similar well-known brands to unsuspecting tourists. Their alert follows the arrest of 20 men and three women in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, in Gran Canaria, for the sale of counterfeit material whose value exceeds one million ...Full Article

Robbery gang travelled to other islands to sell haul

The Civil Guard has detained three people on suspicion of committing several robberies with force at homes in the municipality of Tuineje, on the island of Fuerteventura. Two are ...Full Article

Silbo film shot in La Gomera receives standing ovation in Cannes

The film La Gomera (“The Whistlers” in its international title), directed by Corneliu-Porumboiu and filmed in La Gomera, wowed the audience at its world premiere in the official section ...Full Article

Mystery spheroid is donated to Canary museum after cave find

Relic hunters have been asked to “look around their homes” in case one of their finds turns out to be of national or international interest. The appeal follows the ...Full Article

Bazaars scammed customers with card machine fraud

A widespread scam has been detected in Gran Canaria where customers, many of them foreign tourists, were charged twice or even more for purchases in bazaar-type shops. One of ...Full Article

Pair stole statues from cemetery for scrap

Thieves have been caught stealing statues from gravestones in Las Palmas. The two men, aged 36 and 47 and both with extensive police records, had targeted a cemetery in ...Full Article

La Gomera to become heart-friendly island with new defibs

La Gomera’s Cabildo is to install defibrillators in all its municipalities An agreement has been signed with Canariasvial to have 14 units which will be distributed at the strategic ...Full Article

Tourism occupation hits 72.6 per cent in La Palma

La Palma has described 2018 as “a positive one, in general” for tourism, with more arrivals at the airport and an increase in cruise passengers. Tourism chiefs have been ...Full Article

Cocaine arrest at airport

A 39-year-old woman was detained at Tenerife’s north airport for smuggling cocaine. Agents of the Civil Guard stopped her in the arrivals hall when she showed signs of nerves. ...Full Article

Stolen goods shipped out to Third World countries

Three men and a woman are being investigated for a series of robberies in Lanzarote in which the stolen goods were later sent out to Third World countries. Police ...Full Article
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