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Police Inspector Remanded on Porn Charges

A judge has ordered the detention of a National Police inspector who was arrested on Thursday in connection with an investigation into the distribution of child pornography. The inspector is accused of the alleged offence of possession of child pornography and other charges related to child prostitution. It is believed that the officer was seen […]


The Arnomendi has been employed as a fisheries inspection and protection vessel since last April

According to a statement issued by the Department of Defence last week, the Spanish Naval Fisheries Patrol Vessel Arnomendi, based in Cartagena, has intercepted a fishing trawler, seven miles from the port of Alicante, on which they discovered between 30 and 40 kilos of “an alleged drug, apparently hashish”.

Based in Villajoyosa, the trawler was crewed by four men, all of Spanish Nationality.

The Arnomendi has been employed as a fisheries inspection and protection vessel since last April 27. It carried out the interception on Tuesday morning and following discovery of the drugs it escorted the trawler, Sana, to Alicante where the boat and its crew were handed over to the authorities.

The patrol boat Arnomendi, of the Maritime Action Force (FAM), entered service with the Spanish Navy in December 2000, and is manned by a crew of 37.

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Alcohol Consumption Concerns

A new study conducted by the University of Alicante has concluded that the “high consumption” of alcohol amongst students is “alarming”. The report on drug use among secondary school students reveals that 65.6% of adolescents have consumed alcohol at some time in their lives and 61.3% of them did in the last year. However, the […]

Historic Band Coming to Alicante

American rock music band The Flamin’ Groovies, popular in the 60´s and 70´s, have announced a mini tour of Spain. Founded in San Francisco in 1965, their greatest hit is considered to be “Shake Some Action”, which was featured in the 1995 film Clueless, covered by another American band, Cracker. The group will perform in […]

Alicante Film Festival Announced

On Tuesday, representatives from the Alicante provincial government presented the details of the 12th annual film festival that will take place in the city, which will take place between May 29 and June 5. The government has also provided 17,000 euro in financial support to this year´s event, which will feature a short film competition […]

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