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Smuggling gang disguised tobacco smell with scented rubbish bags

An internet gang which sent smuggled tobacco through the post to all parts of Spain disguised the strong smell by using scented rubbish bags or putting coffee beans in the boxes as well. Police said the network used different parcel delivery agencies in Seville, Cádiz, Huelva, Málaga and Granada. In total, 27 people have been arrested, nine raids made ...Full Article

Paedophile “put relatives’ faces” on other sexual images

National Police agents have arrested 24 people and investigated nine others for sharing child pornography through a well-known social network. Two of those arrested were mother and son, the ...Full Article

Balearics taking first step towards discouraging car use

The Balearic Government has opened the door to a new mobility strategy for the islands which will encourage the use of public transport as opposed to private cars. Minister ...Full Article

Beach users wake up to anti-tourism messages

Campaigners against mass tourism in Ma-llorca have made their feelings known again by daubing messages on an historic building on a popular beach, telling holidaymakers: “You’re not welcome!” The ...Full Article

Why Estepona is smelling rather fruity!

A Costa del Sol holiday resort has decided to spray its streets and squares with fruity water to make it smell extra special. Estepona council says street cleaners will ...Full Article

“Looky looky” man sold cocaine inside hairbands

Police in the Balearics were shocked to find potentiallyj deadly cocaine hidden inside children’s hairbands. The plastic trinkets, in bright colours such as vivid purple and shocking pink, look ...Full Article

Two of Sweden’s most wanted men arrested in shopping centre

An Olympic boxer and his brother, two of the most wanted and dangerous men in Sweden after they kidnapped and tortured their victim with a drill, were arrested on ...Full Article

San Fermin bull runs “have become too tame” claim!

The 2019 San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona ended with a number of serious injuries but seasoned participants still claim it has become too tame! They say the event ...Full Article

Swimming bet tourist causes major alert

A tourist who sparked a full-scale rescue mission off a Spanish beach when friends feared he had drowned after a swimming bet was found safe a few hours later ...Full Article

Watch out for giant cockroaches, health experts warn

Health experts are warning that Spain could see a plague of giant cockroaches, blood-sucking mosquito and even rats as temperatures soar. The National Association of Environmental Health Companies says ...Full Article
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