Seven Rescued from Torrevieja Inferno

A total of seven people were injured on Thursday in a house fire in Torrevieja, which had apparently been started intentionally. According to the reports from the Provincial Fire Consortium, the fire was started by a man who had intended to commit suicide. Amongst those injured are two fire fighters who attended the incident, and …

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Court Locks up Brits for Drug Distribution Network

Officers from the Guardia Civil have dismantled a criminal organisation which distributed marijuana to an exclusively English speaking patronage. The arrests took place in Guardamar del Segura, Los Montesinos and Rojales, with four men, all said to be British national, arrested during the search of the homes. The men have been remanded in custody pending …

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Eleven Arrests in Drug Network Break Up

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested eleven people, one of them a minor, believed to be part of a criminal network which distributed drugs through a tapas bar. Those arrested are accused of crimes against public health and drug trafficking, and have been remanded in custody, with the exception of the minor who has …

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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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Twelve Immigrants land in Torrevieja

Medical staff from the Cruz Roja have met a boat carrying twelve immigrants which landed at Cala del Moro in Torrevieja on Tuesday. The Guardia Civil report that the twelve are all male and of legal age, all saying that they are from Algeria. A local resident alerted the Guardia Civil at around 10:30 of …

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Suicidal Woman Saved in Last Minute Dash

Guardia Civil officers from Torrevieja managed to save the life of a suicidal woman at the weekend, reaching her with moments to spare. The woman, a Spaniard aged 34 and living in Torrevieja, had phoned her relatives to say goodbye. They in turn called the Guardia Civil who arrived at the home, forced entry, and …

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Two Children Arrested for Throwing Object at Guardia Civil Car

Two minors were detained by Guardia Civil officers a little after midnight on Sunday, after a patrol vehicle suffered damage caused by the impact of a “blunt object” on the windscreen as the vehicle was moving. The incident occurred as the vehicle drove along the N-352 towards , towards the border control point which separates …

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Three Arrested in Torrevieja after Crime Spree

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested three people for being part of a criminal organisation, suspected of being responsible for up to 16 thefts from shops in less than a week. The group, who lived together in the same house in Torrevieja, targeted stores in Elche, Orihuela Costa, Sant Vicent del Raspeig and Alicante, …

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Psychoactive Substances worth Millions Seized

Investigators have dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to the production and distribution of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), with more than 100 types NPS having been seized in two laboratories in the provinces of Granada and Valencia, with a market value in excess of 12 million euro. In addition, more than 4.5 million euro in cryptocurrencies …

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