• Spanish police dismantle traffickers’ sophisticated surveillance network

    Spanish police dismantle traffickers’ sophisticated surveillance network0

    Spain’s Policia Nacional has released remarkable footage of a sophisticated radar surveillance system set up by drug traffickers in beachfront properties in La Linea. Officers raided two houses fitted with radars and high-tech antennae used by criminal networks to monitor law enforcement vessels and helicopters, enabling them to sneak drug shipments across the Strait of

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  • Police in La Linea seize 12 tonnes of drugs in 48 hours

    Police in La Linea seize 12 tonnes of drugs in 48 hours0

    Police in La Linea seized 12 tonnes of cannabis resin in the space of just 48 hours following four separate operations. This comes against the backdrop of a spike in drug trafficking activity in the region in recent days, with fast rigid-hulled inflatable boats clearly visible operating in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar.

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  • In Brexit process, Gib dialogue on the horizon

    In Brexit process, Gib dialogue on the horizon0

    Gibraltar remains open to “productive technical talks” with all relevant parties – including with Spanish officials – to mitigate any negative impact of Brexit, the Gibraltar Government said yesterday. No.6 Convent Place was underscoring its well-known position following a report in Panorama that the UK and Spain were poised to hold “technical talks” on Gibraltar.

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  • Separatists regain majority in crucial Catalonia election

    Separatists regain majority in crucial Catalonia election0

    Catalonia’s secessionist parties won enough votes on Thursday to regain a slim majority in the regional parliament and give new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain. It was hardly an emphatic victory, however, as the separatists lost support compared to the previous vote in 2015, and a pro-unity party for the first

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  • Rajoy threatens to end Catalan autonomy as he demands clarity on status

    Rajoy threatens to end Catalan autonomy as he demands clarity on status0

    Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has demanded that Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should clarify whether he has declared independence. The request on Wednesday came with a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind the province’s autonomy if he has. He said the Catalan government’s response would be crucial in deciding “events over

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  • In Perspective: It’s way more than just prosperity

    In Perspective: It’s way more than just prosperity0

    The Spanish foreign minister, in a recent speech at a conference in Madrid, made an obvious yet controversial observation. In reflecting on his trip to the Campo area last month, he noted how he “understood” Gibraltar’s position, citing the comparative affluence of the Gibraltarians. He retorted, “Do you think they [Gibraltarians] want to be like

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