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Police find huge stash of gold hidden inside baby nappies

Police in Spain have discovered more than 26 kilos of gold worth nearly a three quarters of a million pounds hidden inside a batch of baby nappies! The unusual find was made by members of the Civil Guard in Melilla, the Spanish autonomous city located on the northwest coast of Africa, sharing a border with Mo-rocco. The 26.1 kilograms ...Full Article

Betty, 80, leads the way as nine British expats honoured

Betty Burgess, a volunteer in Las Palmas, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to British Nationals Overseas in the New Year Honours List. First moving ...Full Article

Explosion hits pine tree festive tradition

At least 14 people were injured, three of them suffering serious burns, in a explosion in the bell tower of a church in Barcelona during a traditional Christmas event. ...Full Article

Gang smuggled 1,000 Pakistanis into Spain for 500 euros

National Police agents have dismantled a network which smuggled about 1,000 irregular immigrants of Pakistani origin into Barcelona throughout 2019. They were “recruited” in Italy and transferred by road ...Full Article

Defunct cars were still pumping out greenhouse gases

The Civil Guard has investigated 68 people linked to 30 companies throughout Spain for the emission into the atmosphere of refrigerant gas in the inadequate management of vehicles at ...Full Article

Police in Spain and UK find Europe’s first-ever narcosub

Police have discovered the first-ever “narco submarine” in Europe which was being used to smuggle 3,000 kilos of cocaine into Spain. Drug runners thwarted by rough seas off the ...Full Article

Drugs’ war continues on Costa del Sol with another killing

The Costa del Sol continues to be plagued by brutal murders connected to the ongoing drugs’ war. Police have been investi-gating the fourth murder in just one month and ...Full Article

New warnings over use of personal mobility vehicles

Spain’s driving directorate has issued new instructions over the use of personal mobility vehicles. “The objective is to establish clarifying criteria for users, city councils and agents of the ...Full Article

Che the much-loved giraffe dies of old age at 24

One of the oldest giraffes in captivity which had fostered numerous ba-bies has died in a Spanish zoological park. Staff at the famous Bioparc in Valencia were heartbroken at ...Full Article

Fighting violence against women is a priority issue for society

The National Police, through its Family and Women’s Service Unit and its Central Unit for Illegal Immigration and Documentary False Networks , has served almost 35,000 victims of gender-based ...Full Article
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