Spain as a whole is a safe country to reside in, obviously there is crime as there is in all societies all over the world. It has seen a large increase in immigrants arriving after a relaxation of the European border controls, allowing more freedom of movement, but that in turn brings more problems with crime and drugs in particular.
AT least 20 people were arrested at the weekend as police cleared protestors from Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, police said.
The protestors are part of the collective known as the Indignados who where marking the 1 year anniversary of the 15-M movement.
SIXTEEN of Britain’s most wanted criminals are thought to be on the run of Spain.
In the five and a half years since Operacion Captura was launched by UK crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers 49 out of 65 wanted killers, sex offenders and robbers have been arrested, with many now behind bars.
ONE of the promoters of a marihuana plantation in Rasquera, Tarragona, has been arrested for drug trafficking.
The farming village hit the news recently after announcing plans to pay its €1.3 million municipal debt by leasing muncipal land for marihuana cultivation.
The council voted to offer the land to a Barcelona-based marijuana-users’ …
A COURT is investigating how a Moroccan immigrant was left wheelchair-bound after being held in police custody.
The 30-year-old was arrested in Guadalajara, central Spain, where he was residing illegally despite a deportation order pending against him since May last year.
He was taken to the police station and sustained severe injuries …
NATIONAL POLICE seized 3,000 Ecstasy tablets which were destined for sale at raves in Granada discos.
The investigation began in October 2011 after the tablets were detected being sold by small-scale dealers.
The police found they were imported from Holland by a man who is believed to be amongst several people who …
A MAN, 36, was arrested in Albacete, southeast Spain, accused of the abduction and rape of several women.
In Albacete, he was a respected businessman, with a wife and children, but in Madrid, he was wanted for the abduction of one woman, raping another and several robberies.
His criminal ‘other life’ allegedly …
EIGHT people were arrested, one of them in Benalmadena, accused of committing more than 40 robberies on industrial estate in Cataluña.
In a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and the Catalan regional police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, in Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, four properties were searched and tools, clothes used in …