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Ship’s captain discovers hidden stash of cocaine

Police have seized 91 kilos of cocaine hidden on a ship bound for the Canary Islands. The intervention came after the captain of the vessel, flying the flag of Hong Kong, reported the appea-rance of three packages that could contain drugs in the hold. The ship had been bound for the port of Las Palmas in ...Full Article

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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...Full Article
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