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Torrevieja Couple Arrested for Stashing Drugs in Their Attic and Selling Them from Home

Torrevieja Couple Arrested for Stashing Drugs in Their Attic and Selling Them from Home

A couple who sold drugs from their Torrevieja home, and hid them in the attic, has been arrested by the National Police on charges of crimes against public health. The raid at an undisclosed address in the city took place last month, but details of the operation have only been recently released. The couple aged

Torrevieja’s May Fair Will Probably Be Postponed Until June

Torrevieja’s May Fair Will Probably Be Postponed Until June

Torrevieja’s popular four-day Feria de Sevillanas, which was scheduled to start on Wednesday May 10th, has been postponed. It’s down to a delay in awarding a contract to a winning bidder to run the fair, with Torrevieja council having to admit that the traditional May event might have to be shunted to June. Torrevieja’s fiestas councillor Domingo

Dutchmen Arrested for Massive Mortgage Loan Fraud Along the Coast

Dutchmen Arrested for Massive Mortgage Loan Fraud Along the Coast

Two Dutch nationals have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for a running a scam where they offered non-existent mortgage loans to foreign property buyers across Alicante Province and the Mar Menor. The two men, aged 32 and 38, lived in luxury villas in the Torrevieja and Guardamar areas, and are said to have committed at

Man Barricades Himself in Torrevieja Apartment and Threatens to Kill Three Women

Man Barricades Himself in Torrevieja Apartment and Threatens to Kill Three Women

Guardia Civil and Torrevieja local police officers smashed into an apartment in the Acequión area of the city on Saturday after a man had barricaded himself in, and was threatening three women with a knife. The incident was in a social-housing block on Plaza de las Islas Canarias by the Acequión health centre, with police

Two Brits Arrested for Reckless Driving After Being Thrown Out of Torrevieja Nightclub

Two Brits Arrested for Reckless Driving After Being Thrown Out of Torrevieja Nightclub

Two British nationals were arrested for drunk and reckless driving after being thrown out of a Torrevieja night club. The incident happened early last Saturday morning after three people were evicted from the Velice club on the city’s Casgrande industrial estate, and got into a car. Two of the three were described by authorities as

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Gang of Hi-Tech Car Thieves Arrested in Santa Pola After Seven-Month Police Investigation

A hi-tech gang that used electronic gear to rob cars across Alicante Province has been broken up by the National Police, with Russian and Ukrainian nationals arrested in the Santa Pola area. The operation against the crooks, aged between their mid-twenties and mid-fifties, started last September, after multiple reports of property being stolen from cars, including incidents

Police Hunt Arsonist Who Started a Fire in a La Mata Park

Police Hunt Arsonist Who Started a Fire in a La Mata Park

The Guardia Civil have launched a hunt for an arsonist who started a blaze in the La Mata area of Torrevieja last Friday evening. The fire started in some trees in the Molino del Agua natural park not far from La Mata beach, which was the location of a similar incident in 2013. Matches and bottles

Torrevieja N-332 Widening Plan Faces Further Setback

Torrevieja N-332 Widening Plan Faces Further Setback

Hopes for widening of the N-332 as it passes through Torrevieja have met the latest in a decade-long list of problems, this time because the project plan has been rejected by the Ministry of Public Works as it contains thirteen Read More …

Fake Football Shirt Vendor Arrested in Benijófar

Fake Football Shirt Vendor Arrested in Benijófar

A 33-year-old Moroccan man who distributed fake football shirts to local markets has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Benijófar. The hawker was detained after Guardia agents tracked a shipment of the counterfeit sports gear from Alicante-Elche airport before he sold them onto market traders at Guardamar, Torrevieja, and Campoamor. He was charged with possession 700

Torrevieja Has Another Minor Earthquake

Torrevieja Has Another Minor Earthquake

Torrevieja once again felt a slight rumble on Wednesday, as a 1.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast. According to the Spanish institute that monitors earthquakes, the tremor, with its epicentre just to the northeast in the sea, had an intensity of 2 struck at 12:48 local time, and was felt in various location

Torrevieja Wants Businesses to be Pet Friendly

Torrevieja Wants Businesses to be Pet Friendly

Torrevieja council wants more local businesses to welcome pets as a boost for trade and tourism, with 40 establishments already signed up for the authority’s ‘Pet Friendly’ scheme.   Animal welfare councillor Carmen Morate, and business councillor Manuela Osuna say that traders, including those who offer holiday accommodation, can get registered with the council and pick up more information.

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