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Costa is no place to hide

NATIONAL Police officers have successfully arrested four fugitives on the run from four different countries – Peru, Lithuania, France and the UK within a...

Costa crime rate drops

OVERALL crime rates in Alicante province dropped by 2% during last year, according to figures released by the ministry of the interior. However, some serious...

Protected animals ‘stuffed’ in Alicante

AN EIGHT-month investigation by the Guardia Civil in Alicante province into the illegal trade of animals has led to the seizure of more than...

Closing in the net on pea-men

THROUGHOUT The month, local police in Benidorm have made a concerted effort to crack down on the ‘pea men’ plaguing the resort and reported...

Police crackdown on security in Benidorm

A SPECIAL National Police crackown on petty crime ahead of the summer season has led to the identification of 40 people and the detention...

Costa crime rates lowest in 10 years

THE OVERALL crime rate in Alicante province has dropped to the lowest in 10 years, according to the final 2017 crime report issued by...

Safer summer

BOTH National Police and Guardia Civil have announced the deployment of extra officers and special units along the Costa Blanca during the peak summer...

Human trafficking network dismantled in Sagunto

By Shelley Liddell GUARDIA CIVIL officers in Moncada, collaborating with Belgian Police and Europol, have busted a criminal organisation dedicated to trafficking with people. They would...

British Consulate and car hire firms battle break-ins

THE British Consulate in Alicante has joined forced with Costa care hire firms to fight break-ins of rental car vehicles. Last year in the Alicante...

Beniarbeig burglar busted

A resident of Beniarbeig has been charged with 12 counts of burglary following an investigation by the Guardia civil. Numerous forced entries with exactly...

Villajoyosa vice

THE Guardia Civil this week dismantled an alleged dangerous criminal organisation in Villajoyosa following a Hollywood-style kidnapping. Two men and four women have been arrested...

Lets ‘wipe away’ gender violence

WIPING away gender violence is the idea behind a new initiative launched this week by several local councils consisting in distributing serviettes bearing the...

Wanted Briton, 74, arrested in Pego

A BRITISH schoolteacher charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls has been arrested in Pego. The 74-year-old, who was under a European arrest warrant from...

Safer airport

THEFTS at El Altet airport have dropped by 21% thanks to an increase in security measures. The Alicante-Elche installations this year will, for the first...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...