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Nineteen women freed from hostess clubs in Murcia

The fight against people trafficking in Spain has led to the arrest of 20 people accused of sexually exploiting more than 200 women in hostesses clubs in the region of Murcia. The victims, mainly Latin American women in very precarious situations, were captured in their countries of origin under false offers of employment and, finally, were ...Full Article

Police find shocking scenes at illegal cockfight

Police in Spain raided an illegal cockfight and found birds in blood-splattered cages, many of them badly injured, dead or dying. The bodies of four roosters ...Full Article

Fraud gang tapped into credit cards in 37 countries

National Police agents have dismantled a criminal organisation of Nigerian origin specialised in bank card counterfeiting, internet fraud, document forgery and money laundering. Its 36 members ...Full Article

Romanians travelled to Spain to tamper with bank machines

Police investigating a masssive card cloning fraud say more arrests are pending in both Spain and Romania. It follows the arrest of the leaders of an ...Full Article

Raid on British-run underground cigarette family revealed trapped workers

Police discovered Europe’s firstever underground factory run by a British gang which churned out thousands of cigarettes every day. The facility was hidden under horse stables ...Full Article

Balearic government defends “six free drinks a day” rule for three hotspots

British holidaymakers who make new bookings at all-inclusive hotels in three of the most po-pular resorts in Ibiza and Mallorca will in future be limited to ...Full Article

Exports rise in Spain but decrease in Canaries

Spanish exports of goods rose by 1.8% in 2019 on the previous year, amounting to 290.09 billion euros, according to the trade figures revealed by Customs ...Full Article

Drunk tourism clampdown to go-ahead despite hoteliers’ fears

The Balearic Government’s tough new stance against drunken tourism, includ-ing a ban on happy hours, pub crawls and balconing, is to go-ahead, despite claims that it ...Full Article

Four regions join forces to protest over air ticket prices

The Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla have officially joined forces to request that the State control the price of air tickets. The extrapeninsular ...Full Article

Tourism creating more jobs in Spain and the Canaries

Tourism in Spain is continuing to boost employment with thousands of new jobs created during 2019. According to figures from the Labour Force Survey released by ...Full Article
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