Local Police had a Busy Summer this Year

The special operation group of Torrevieja’s local police, El Grupo de Refuerzo Operativo (G.R.O.), have had a busy summer dealing with a variety of interventions from forgeries to possession. The unit, which operates as a unique and dedicated team, have planned and executed a total of 17 special operations, in addition to their routine duties, …

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Ambulance Technician Arrested for Robbing Victim

An emergency ambulance technician from Lanzarote has been charged with fraud, after being caught using the credit card belonging to a deceased victim she transported following an emergency incident. The emergency occurred at the end of August, when an ambulance was called to attend a woman who was unconscious on a public street. Tragically, medical …

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Police Rammed by Drug Traffickers

Officers from the National Police were forced to give chase to a fugitive vehicle through the streets of Elche (Alicante), after the car rammed them at a checkpoint in an attempt to evade detection.     The officers were involved in a routine checkpoint when a vehicle was seen acting suspiciously on approach. Apparently noting …

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Family Drug Supply Business Shut Down

A family-run drug supply business has been shut down in Torrrevieja, with a 61-year-old grandmother being the eldest, along with her 16-year-old grandson and her daughter (mother of the 16-year-old boy). The boy was the face of the operation, first selling drugs to his classmates, then expanding his sales network to other young people in …

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Six Arrested in La Mata Market Clampdown

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested six people in Torrevieja, all men aged between 31 and 52, on suspicion of crimes against industrial and intellectual property, after they were involved in the sale of counterfeited goods. The investigation began after items were identified on the weekly Wednesday market at La Mata. Officers, dressed in …

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Spanishvida – Spanishvida 2018-08-21 10:39:50

Although it´s not the first time this scam has appeared, the Guardia Civil is warning over the reappearance of a method used by thieves to rob innocent victims at cash machines (ATMs), nicknamed the “Lebanese Loop”. The method normally involves the thieves sticking a small bar across the money outlet slot of the cash machine. …

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Bumbling Thief Caught at Police Station

A thief was arrested by the National Police, as he tried to break into the cash box of a photo-me machine outside the police station in Elche. The machine, which is frequently used by people who go to the police station to renew their identity documents, is just a few metres from the police station …

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The Return of the 50 Euro Scam

Periodically we have to repeat warnings about scams, and then they go quiet for a while, only to return once the scammers think we´ve forgotten about them, this time it´s the return of the “50 euro scam”. One thing, before we explain the details of this scam, remember, above all, if something seems too good …

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27 Kilos of Drugs Found in Airport Suitcases

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested a 48-year-old man at Alicante-Elche Airport, as he was about to catch a flight to Eindohven (Netherlands) with 27 kilos of marijuana hidden in two suitcases. The Guardia Civil report that it was specialist officers from the Office of Fiscal Analysis and Research (ODAIFI) who located the drugs …

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