March 2nd, 2011
The Civil Guard struck ETA a fresh blow on Tuesday morning, dismantling a comando legal- a cell whose members have not served jail time- in Vizcaya. The operation resulted in the arrests of four suspects, Lorena López Díez, Iñigo Zapirain Romano, Beatriz Etxeberría Caballero and Daniel Pastor Alonso. All of the ...
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February 22nd, 2011
Spanish police have arrested a suspected drug trafficker just hours after his name and photo appeared on a list of Britain's 10 most wanted fugitives who are believed to have fled to Spain. Everardus Wijtvliet, 29, a Dutch national, was detained on Monday night in Tenerife, in Spain's Canary Islands as ...
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February 16th, 2011
Greenpeace Spain activists climbed one of the cooling towers Tuesday at the Cofrentes nuclear power plant near the Mediterranean city of Valencia to demand the facility's closing. The environmentalists wrote the word "Peligro" (Danger) on the tower, which they climbed after entering the complex in the early morning hours, plant operator ...
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February 15th, 2011
Police in Spain have arrested a man who is alleged to have stolen details on thousands of Nintendo users and then attempted to blackmail the video game company. The unnamed individual obtained data on 4,000 gamers, according to Spain's Interior Ministry. The hacker is also believed to have obtained information on ...
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January 21st, 2011
The new year has begun with an alarming number of produce robberies in the agricultural areas of Murcia, said the secretary general of ASAJA (Young farmer's Association) Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, who revealed that "since the beginning of January we have found that thefts of fruits and vegetables from our ...
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January 18th, 2011
Police in Madrid have dismantled what they called the "largest and most sophisticated cocaine laboratory in Europe" known to date and arrested 25 people, according to a statement released today. Anti-drug officers confiscated 300 kilograms of cocaine, 2 million euros in cash, 470 mobile phones as well as weapons and luxury ...
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January 13th, 2011
Police in Spain have recovered 162 kilos of cocaine with a street value of €15 million, hidden inside plastic bananas. They were concealed in a 22-ton shipment of real fruit that arrived from Ecuador, "The imitations with the drugs, which were very similar to real bananas, were hidden amongst a shipment ...
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December 29th, 2010
Civil Guards intercepted two boats carrying 85 migrants in waters off Spain's southern coast of Almeria, an official for the country's Marine Rescue service said today. Fifty-seven migrants, including three women and a child, were found in the first boat, a dinghy-style, single-engine rubber boat, some 18
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December 29th, 2010
Spain's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said on yesterday the Spanish Government won't change "a single letter of its anti-terrorist policy" whose "trademark will be police and law strength." After meeting Basque Premier Patxi Lopez, Interior Councillor
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December 14th, 2010
Maria Dolores, 40, has short hair, an expressionless face, dark smudges under her eyes and a wry sense of humour no doubt left over from her recent troubles. She takes a black object from her handbag, a little bigger than a mobile phone but much heavier and without a keypad. ...
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