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Huge shipment of fake jewellery seized in Alicante

Police in Spain have seized more than 20,000 pieces of fake jewellery including diamond Cartier bracelets after smashing a multi-million euro scam. The items were unco-vered in 31 boxes which had arrived at Alicante airport from China and were desti-ned for Algeria.Full Article

Four men jailed for illegal organ trafficking

Spain’s Supreme Court has confirmed the first conviction for an offence of illegal organ trafficking. Four defendants offered 6,000 euros to a Moroccan citizen in an irregular situation in ...Full Article

Football websites closed down as police arrest seven for illegal broadcasting

Seven people have been arrested in Spain for the illegal broadcasting of football matches. The operation carried out by the National Police was developed in Madrid, Alicante, Albacete, Gandía, ...Full Article

Moroccan recruited Young suicide bomber who killed 33

A 47-year-old Moroccan arrested in Spain for helping DAESH actively recruited a terrorist who killed 33 soldiers in a suicide mission and injured dozens more, the Spanish authorities have ...Full Article

Police make 41 arrests after raiding network of cannabis factories

Police have busted a massive cannabis racket which set up hash factories across Spain specifically to supply the UK market. As part of a major investigation which started in ...Full Article

Police use excavator to dig up 612 parcels of cocaine

Police who arrested three British men as part of Spain’s biggest ever cocaine bust found more than 600 packets buried underground in a garden. Drug squad officers had to ...Full Article

Hoteliers have gloomy prediction for Mallorca occupancy next summer

Hoteliers in Mallorca are worried about losing up to one million holidaymakers next summer due to the doubling of the tourist tax and the “bounce back” factor from competing ...Full Article

Tourism chiefs winning the war against epidemic of fake sickness claims?

A multi-pronged attack on fake sickness claims among UK holidaymakers appears to be curing the bug, according to research by the Travel Market London. The number of holiday-makers who ...Full Article

Emails from public help in terrorism crackdown

Spain’s Civil Guard says citizen collaboration is helping them in their ongoing campaign against terrorism activity via the internet. In recent months, five people have been arrested for spreading ...Full Article

Spain’s unemployment at lowest level sice recession began

The Spanish economy created 521,700 jobs year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017 and unemployment fell by 589,100. This is according to figures from the Labour Force Survey published ...Full Article
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