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Orihuela Fruit Theft Gang Nabbed

Two Moroccan fruit rustlers were caught orange-handed when they were caught by Torrevieja-based Guardia Civil officers loading the stolen goods into a couple of vans in the Orihuela area. The men, aged in their twenties, fled in one of their vehicles and were chased by the Guardia, who quickly blocked them off, with the Moroccans

Huge firearms depot seized

The Spanish National Police has exposed the arsenal of war seized in January in Spain during operation Portu, supported by Europol. Over 10 000 assault rifles, anti-aerial machine guns, 400 shells and grenades, as well as pistols, revolvers and parts to reactivate weapons, have been catalogued. Operation Portu, against illicit firearms trafficking, was carried out

Torrevieja Animal Shelter Expansion Plans

Torrevieja council is planning to spend 350 thousand euro on a new expanded municipal animal shelter. Subject to approval of the authority’s 2017 budget, animal protection councillor Carmen Morate says that the current site would be redisgned and expanded with the land having an area of just over three thousand square metres. There would be

Speed Bumps Being Installed at Entrance and Exit to Algorfa

Motorists driving in and out of Algorfa on the CV-935 road are getting extra reminders to keep their speed down, as part of a 40-thousand-euro package to improve road safety around the municipality. The areas to be targetted will be just before the entrance to the town centre, as well as the stretch of road between

Sand Lost in Storms Being Replaced on Mar Menor Beaches

Everything is going to schedule in replacing the sand lost from the beaches of San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and Los Alcázares (pictured) during the winter storms. That’s the view of the Murcia regional government, which says that 120 thousand cubic metres of sand is being put into place, with the work set to be

Young Romanian Woman Arrested for “Hugging” Robberies in Rojales

A young Romanian woman was arrested in the Rojales area last week after being involved in a series of “hugging” robberies. The detention was made after a joint operation between the Rojales local police and the Guardia Civil. The woman had been operating with two associates outside some shops in the Doña Pepa II urbanisation, and would steal items

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