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Cocaine found in banana boxes

Drug smuggling gangs use all sorts of ways to get their illegal shipments into Spain and the latest is banana boxes. Police have found 54 kilos of cocaine hidden inside crates of bananas and nine people were arrested. A spokesman for the Guardia Civil described the gang as “a major drug trafficking operation.”Full Article

Sword-fighting boy plummets 100ft from eighth floor flat

An eight-year-old child plummeted nearly 100ft from the balcony of an apartment eight floors up and survived. The boy had a miracle escape from certain death after an awning ...Full Article

Student dies trying to take “selfie” on bridge

Police have warned before about the dangers of taking “selfies” in precarious positions and unfortunately, a Polish student has paid the ultimate price. The 23-year-old girl was visiting Seville ...Full Article

Festive boost for seasonal jobs

By tradition, Christmas is expected to bring a jobs’ boost and this year, that wish might finally come true in Spain and the Canary Islands. The employment specialists, Randstad ...Full Article

Fines “unfair” for rummaging through rubbish bins

Is it a person’s right to rummage through dustbins when they are poor or is this anti-social behaviour? This is the row which has broken out in Seville after ...Full Article

Mother spared jail over baby death due to “pregnancy denial”

A 28-year-old woman accused of killing her new-born child has been spared prison after a judge ruled she was suffering from a rare psychological condition known as “pregnancy denial”. ...Full Article

Taxi passenger had 1.4 million euros in suitcase!

A taxi driver got quite a shock when pulled over by police as part of an operation to crackdown on illegal fares. It wasn’t him who got into trouble ...Full Article

Who wants to be a millionaire?

If you are struggling for money, news about just how many millionaires and “super-rich” there are in Spain won’t go down too well! Latest figures show that so far ...Full Article

Man dies as children launch missiles off 20ft roof

A 65-year-old man has died after a children’s prank went horribly wrong. He was walking past a block of flats when he was struck on the head by a ...Full Article

Gang charged up to 6,000 euros for false papers

A gang who falsified official papers for between 300 and 6,000 euros a time went to elaborate means to ensure their identity was never revealed to the client. Police ...Full Article
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