• 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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  • MoD announces £2m upgrade to Windmill Hill monitoring station

    MoD announces £2m upgrade to Windmill Hill monitoring station0

    The Ministry of Defence is to invest £2m to upgrade ‘Windy Hill’, its maritime monitoring facility overlooking the strategic Strait of Gibraltar. Sitting high above Europa Point, personnel at the monitoring facility keep an eye on 60,000 ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean, or crossing between Africa and Europe. They also play a crucial role

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  • NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait

    NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait0

    Russian warships heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned yesterday as he called on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire. The warning came as the Russian task force sailed toward the Strait of Gibraltar, where it was expected to arrive late yesterday

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  • Spain seeks ‘urgent explanations’ over submarine collision

    Spain seeks ‘urgent explanations’ over submarine collision0

    The Spanish Government sought “urgent explanations” from Britain yesterday after a Royal Navy submarine was forced to dock in Gibraltar late Wednesday following a collision with a merchant vessel. In a statement, Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Madrid said it was seeking information from the British embassy regarding the damage sustained by HMS Ambush and

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  • Nomad whale spotted back in the Strait of Gibraltar

    Nomad whale spotted back in the Strait of Gibraltar0

    Volunteers from the cetacean conservation group CIRCE have photographed a sperm whale that first visited the Strait of Gibraltar 18 years ago. The whale, known as Amanita, was first seen in this area in 1998 and there have been several sightings since then. “Sperm whales normally visit the strait between March and July, when they

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