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IS ‘financier’ arrested in Madrid

NATIONAL Police have arrested a Syrian man alleging he was financing the return of jihadist fighters from the Middle East after the collapse of...

‘Cruelty’ probe into animal protection association

SEPRONA officers from Monovar are investigating the president and coordinator of an Elda animal rescue association called 'Asociación Defensora de los Animales (ADA)' for...

Beach thieves behind bars

NATIONAL Police in Benidorm have arrested five suspected members of an organised thieving gang that targeted tourists on beaches throughout Alicante province. Police were alerted...

Scotsman suspect in Benidorm death released

A 33-YEAR-OLD man, who was being remanded in prison, over the death of a fellow Scotsman in Benidorm on March 12, has been released...

Husband arrested over wife’s ‘assisted death’

A 69-YEAR-OLD man in Madrid has been arrested, accused of helping his 62-year-old wife to die by giving her arsenic. Maria José Carrasco had been...

Airport thieves arrested

A BADLY parked vehicle occupied by a nervous looking man aroused the suspicions of National Police at Alicante-Elche airport, leading to the arrest of...

Sex slaves released

A MARRIED couple living in Alfaz del Pi, who own two sex clubs, have been arrested by National Police accused of sexually exploiting several...

Alleged Borriol killer arrested

THE MAN who supposedly stabbed his partner to death in September in Borriol was finally arrested in Argentina last weekend. Guardia Civil officers found the...

Spain’s biggest drugs factory discovered on the Costa

GUARDIA Civil has dismantled the largest synthetic drugs factory in Spain, led by a criminal organisation that developed and distributed them in the Marina...

Burglars behind bars

JÁVEA police have cracked two separate crimewaves affecting nearly 30 homes and shops and arrested three men this week, meaning residents and traders can...

Italian mafia boss arrested in San Juan

AN ITALIAN mafia boss, who had been on the run since 1993, was caught on Sunday by National Police. Fausto Pellegrinetti, who was using a...

Kidnappers arrested – and victim too!

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two 40-year-old men and a 36-year-old woman, all Spanish nationals, for simulating a kidnap. The three cooked up a plot, in...

Hunt on for illegal immigrants

POLICE in both Calpe and Moraira are searching for an unknown amount of illegal immigrants, when two abandoned boats were discovered in separate locations...

Horsemeat scandal ringleader lived in Calpe

Police have dismantled a Europe-wide crime group who traded horsemeat unfit for human consumption. A Dutch man tracked down in Belgium, and who had been...

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