Tagged: arrests

Motorway Robbery Gang Who Targeted the Elderly and Tourists Have Been Apprehended

An eight-strong Romanian gang that robbed tourist cars at service areas on the AP-7 has been rounded up by the Guardia Civil. The crooks, who operated at areas on the motorway between Alicante in the south and Castellón in the north, have been charged with theft, violence, and possession of fake documents. The Guardia realised

Eight Detained in Malaga for Intentionally Creating Panic at Good Friday Parades

Eight people were arrested after allegedly intentionally causing stampedes during last week’s Good Friday parades in Malaga, whilst a similar incident last Friday in Sevilla, also saw arrests and panic, after somebody shouted “Allah is Great” and slogans in support of the Basque terror group ETA. The solumn parades feature large and elaborate floats and attract

Seven Arrested in Los Montesinos Drugs Raid

Seven Los Montesinos residents aged between 21 and 35, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil after a raid on an address in the town which used to sell and consume drugs.   Surveillance operations on the building led to the arrests and subsequent charges of breaking of public health laws, with a 16-year-old child

Routine Vehicle Stop Leads to Massive Marijuana Haul in San Miguel

A recent routine vehicle stop in San Miguel de Salinas by the Guardia Civil just a few metres from their barracks netted 21 kilos of marijuana. The drugs could easily be spotted inside the car, as they were not even stashed away in the boot.  The Guardia were operating on the main road through the town, Calle 19

Another Massive Haul of Firearms Seized and Arrests Made

The Guardia Civil announced yesterday that they have arrested 46 people and recovered around 250 firearms as part of an operation which has seen a total of 246 arrests and 664 illegal firearms seized all over Europe, with UK police involved along with forces in nine countries.  The Europol-coordinated operation saw arrests carried out in 46

Thousands of Stolen Artefacts and Art Recovered in Multi-National Investigation

The Guardia Civil have said that 75 people have been arrested and more than 3,500 stolen artefacts and pieces of art seized in a joint operation called Pandora with 17 other European countries that dismantled an international cultural goods trafficking ring. Authorities said they had secured up to 500 archaeological objects alone in Murcia City,

Over 50 Georgian Mafia Members Arrested for Robberies Across the Country

The National Police have arrested 61 Georgian mafia members specialising in house burglaries, with a faction operating in Alicante Province. The operation was carried out over the span of several months with the help of Europol, and the French and Georgian police. The criminal organisation consisted of nine groups operating in Madrid, with links to Malaga, Sevilla, Sabadell, Barcelona, and

Chinese Running Criminal Call Centres Arrested

The National Police have arrested more than 200 people of Chinese origin in a crackdown on gangs that ran call centres that swindled 16 million euro from compatriots in China. The police said they had dismantled 13 call centres run out of houses, with over 30 arrests happening in Alicante City and Elche, as well

Card Fraud Swoops

Three people, including a civil servant, have been arrested over an alleged fraud in the issuing of driving licenses for goods vehicle drivers in the Murcia region and Alicante Province. One of those detained was a man who owns a company that prepares the special driving exams, and another worked as a manager of a

Terrorist Chief Detained

In a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and French authorities, the suspected leader of terrorist group ETA, Mikel Irastorza, has been arrested. The news was posted on the Spanish Interior Minister´s Twitter feed at 07:50 on Saturday morning, which stated, “#ÚLTIMAHORA | Detenido en #Francia Mikel Irastorza, el máximo dirigente de #ETA en una

Terrorist Chief Detained

In a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and French authorities, the suspected leader of terrorist group ETA, Mikel Irastorza, has been arrested. The news was posted on the Spanish Interior Minister´s Twitter feed at 07:50 on Saturday morning, which stated, “#ÚLTIMAHORA | Detenido en #Francia Mikel Irastorza, el máximo dirigente de #ETA en una

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