• Footage shows dramatic drugs chase near Algeciras

    Footage shows dramatic drugs chase near Algeciras0

    Spain’s Guardia Civil has released dramatic footage of a high-speed chase at sea near Algeciras that ended in 2.4 tonnes of cannabis resin being seized. The video shows Spanish law enforcement vessels and a helicopter chasing smugglers on a rigid-hulled inflatable boat in the area of Punta Carnero. In a statement, the Guardia Civil said

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  • Drugs seized after dawn chase in Algeciras

    Drugs seized after dawn chase in Algeciras0

    Smugglers ditched at least 107 bales of cannabis resin during dawn chase at sea off Algeciras yesterday. Video and photographs posted on social media showed the coastline in Getares dotted with floating bales [pictured above]. Minutes earlier, a rigid-hulled inflatable boat had been filmed speeding just metres from the shore, its occupants throwing the bales

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  • New GP puts focus on addiction

    New GP puts focus on addiction0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday announced the recruitment of a GP with special interest in alcohol addiction and substance misuse, adding another stand of services to the Primary, Community and Mental Health services. Dr Chimene Taylor will work closely with the Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Rehabilitation Services to improve medical care and recovery from substance

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  • Campo protests against drug crime

    Campo protests against drug crime0

    Hundreds of people gathered in the centre of Algeciras yesterday in a demonstration calling for tougher measures to clamp down on drug trafficking in the area, which many believe is out of control. The protest brought together politicians from across the political spectrum, law enforcement unions, NGOs and citizens demanding a greater law enforcement presence

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  • Ahead of Campo protest, Guardia Civil seizes 2.5 tonnes of drugs

    Ahead of Campo protest, Guardia Civil seizes 2.5 tonnes of drugs0

    Guardia Civil officers seized yet another large haul of cannabis resin yesterday, on the eve of today’s planned demonstration in Algeciras against the impact of the drugs trade on communities in the Campo de Gibraltar. Officers moved in after spotting a rigid-hulled inflatable boat approaching the coastline near Tarifa to unload the drugs. They seized

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  • CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs

    CM urges Spain to ban RHIBs0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday urged Spain to push ahead with legislation to prohibit the use of large rigid-hulled inflatable boats, pledging the Rock’s “genuine desire” to strengthen cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies. The message came a day after the tragic death of an eight year old child in a collision between two boats off

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