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Valencia Local Police bemoan lack of backup

UNIONS and police officers have come together to make it known that the force is not only understaffed, but also ill prepared to deal...

Increased security on the Costa

Spain has not increased its anti-terrorism security level despite the Barcelona and Cambrils (Costa Dorada) attacks - it stays at level four (maximum of...

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...

On alert

COSTA councils in collaboration with National Police and Guardia Civil have set up extra security deployments for the forthcoming New Year's Eve and Three...

Terrorism alert rise hoax

News circulated on Whatsapp at the weekend that a Level 5 terror attack was imminent on Tuesday. This was later found to be a...

Armed against terrorism

National police officers on patrol at airports, railway stations and christmas markets and fairs throughout Spain over the holidays are now carrying large weapons...

Calpe police driven quackers

Local police in Calpe were called at around 03:30 on Tuesday, when a group of wild ducks stopped the traffic. Wandering around the middle of...

Briton arrested in Jijona vice swoop

JIJONA (inland Alicante province) became a real-life set for what seemed like a Hollywood-style anti-drugs operation last Wednesday. Three Spanish men aged between 36 and...

‘Help us catch them’

THE NAMES of 10 more of the most-wanted British fugitives believed to be hiding in Spain’s expat communities have been revealed in a new...

Crackdown on illegal old people’s homes

PROMPTED by the discovery of two illegal old people's homes in Alicante province, the regional government has introduced measures in order to uncover any...

Summer holiday gang busted

A PROLIFIC gang of criminals that has been preying on foreign tourists holidaying along the east coast of Spain has been arrested by National...

Crackdown on illegal gambling

REGIONAL police have carried out 30 operations against illegal gambling along the Costa over the past nine months. In the majority of cases, those involved...

Spain tightens security

SPAIN has maintained its terror alert at Level 4 of 5, but has stepped up surveillance in sensitive areas following last week’s atrocity in...

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