Monday, 22 January, 2018

Crime & Law

La Linea police seize over 12 tonnes of hash over 48...

POLICE in La Linea have seized 12 tonnes of hash in the space of 48 hours following four separate operations.  The alarm was raised in the...

Sister act! Gibraltarians jailed in the UK for people smuggling

TWO Gibraltarian sisters have been jailed in the UK for a total of eleven years after attempting to smuggle seven Albanians, including a minor,...

Police appeal for information following sudden death of man

POLICE are appealing for information about the unexplained death of man, whose body was found on New Year's Day. Identified as Manuel Wahnon, 54, he...

Spanish government to invest in drones to catch smugglers in Gibraltar

SPAIN’s tax agency will invest €500,000 in drones in an effort to clamp down on illegal smuggling in Gibraltar and Andorra. Gibraltar has long...

Migrant numbers arriving in Spain more than triple from last year

THIS year migrant numbers arriving by sea to Spain have more than tripled since last year. Almost 21,500 migrants, mostly Algerians and Moroccans, have crossed...

Penal Colada! Algeciras family busted after drug smuggling operation using pineapples

ELEVEN members of the same family have been arrested after police discovered they had been smuggling drugs to Europe inside pineapples. A number of vessels...

Brit hit with THOUSAND pound fine after social media insults

A BRITISH national has been fined £1,000 after being found guilty on two counts of causing intentional harm, alarm and distress. Alistair Miller, 52, insulted...

Gibraltar passes two new Bills targeting terrorists and illegal immigrants

LANDMARK legislation has been passed making it easier for Gibraltarian authorities to prosecute terrorist suspects. The Terrorism Bill 2017 will give authorities the power to...

Seven migrants rescued in the Strait on Christmas Day

THE migrant crisis saw no letting up over the festive period, with seven people rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar on Christmas Day. The migrants...

Christmas chaos! Man arrested during midnight mass service

A MAN was arrested for ‘riotous behaviour in a place of worship’ on Christmas Eve. The police detained the man after they received reports he...

75-year-old drug dealer caught in Malaga after TEN years on the...

A NOTORIOUS drug dealer is set to face justice after a joint British and Spanish police operation snatched him after ten years in hiding. Michael...

Spanish frontier shame as fraudsters target tourists driving into Gibraltar

TOURISTS attempting to drive across the border onto the Rock are being targeted in a sleazy entry tax scam. The Gibraltar Olive Press has learnt...

Planted! Brit accused of growing cannabis in La Linea says he...

A BRITISH expat is demanding answers after a ‘wrongful’ arrest over cannabis plants left him stranded in Spain for Christmas and unable to work. Robbie...

Gibraltarian avoids jail despite three serious speeding offences

A GIBRALTARIAN has been spared jail after he admitted speeding at over 130km/h and dangerous driving. Hicham Akalay, 21, was handed a suspended sentence after...

Offshore Offender! British criminal who swam to Gibraltar sentenced

A BRITISH man who infamously swam from Spain to Gibraltar to avoid arrest has been sentenced to seven years in jail. Jason Waterman, 33 shocked...

New sheriff in town! McGrail named Commissioner of Police

SUPERINTENDENT Ian McGrail has been selected as the new Commissioner of Police in Gibraltar. He will take over from current Commissioner, Eddie Yome, in May...

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Appeal to history! Sir Brian Neill honoured in memorial service

HE is credited as the man who revolutionised Gibraltar’s Court of Appeal. He also oversaw a tribunal that was the focus of what was...
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