Drug-taking in Spain hit by recession

0
np021501_03g_web


THE economic crisis affecting many aspects of Spanish life has spread to drug-taking, with a drop in arrests made last year and fewer drugs seized. Ecstasy and amphetamines were the only exceptions, with police seizing twice as much as in 2010 although there had been little change in intercepted cocaine while the amounts of seized heroin had fallen, said Spain’s Centre of Intelligence against Organised Crime (CICO).

Police anti-drugs operations averaging 1000 per month were 7 per cent fewer than last year, found the CICO after coordinating information from the National Police, Guardia Civil and Customs and Excise agents in all Spanish regions bar Cataluña and the Basque region.

-- Advertisement --

The 17,878 arrests made in 2010 – around 49 a day – were the lowest in four years, with more people detained for offences connected with hashish or its derivatives than any other drug.

The 384,315 kilos of hashish impounded last year was 14 per cent lower than in 2009, continuing the steady reduction after 682,672 kilos were seized in 2008.

Sixty per cent was recovered in Cadiz, Malaga and Almeria, principal entry points for North African shipments.

Police also seized 25,241 kilos of cocaine, compared with 25,349 kilos in 2009, with Madrid – particularly Barajas airport – Valencia and Cadiz providing the largest hauls.

There was also a drop in heroin, with 233 kilos impounded last year compared to 300 in 2009.

There was a substantial increase in the amount of confiscated ecstasy which escalated from 404,334 tablets in 2009 to 634,628 in 2010.

‘Speed’ however, soared from the 148 kilos intercepted in 2009 to 282 last year while amphetamines shot up from 96,972 doses to 320,390.

 

Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

Town Hall plans moving along in Mojacar

PLANS for a new Town Hall building in Mojacar are moving along.Diputacion de Almeria President Javier A. Garcia has presented Mojacar Mayor Mayor Rosa...

WATCH: Bullfighter survives horrific injury in Las Ventas

MADRID surgeons battled for three hours to reconstruct bullfighter Javier Cortes’ right eye.He was seriously gored and his eye badly injured while fighting at...

Seeking support for school materials in Almeria

ANTAS council is seeking support from banks to provide games and materials to the municipality’s schools.The local authority said it had approached two entities...

Spain Wins Prestigious UNWTO Award

THE SPANISH CITY of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended...

Storms cause power outage in Almeria

A LIGHTING strike during last Thursday night’s storms left some areas of Chirivel without power.The power company was working hard the following day to...

Boris Compares Himself To The Incredible Hulk

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has likened himself to The Incredible Hulk, saying "the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" as he stressed...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

Man crushed by own car in Spain

THE body of a man who had apparently been run over by his own car has been found in Alhaurin el Grande. The Guardia Civil is...

Blue rage – man paints over parking restriction lines in Spain

POLICE are trying to identify a man who repainted blue zone parking restriction lines white. Their main clue is a grainy picture in which the...

Migrants arrive in Malaga

A TOTAL of 90 migrants were rescued from two boats located in the Alboran Sea. Maritime Rescue transferred them to Malaga port arriving at 3.12 am on...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather & Currency

Good Morning 🙂 “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 24°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 84% Wind: 10 km/h  Costa...

Costa Del Sol Storms Come Crashing In With A Bang

After a glorious summer on the Costa Del Sol without hardly a drop of rain for over 5 months, following on the storms and devastation...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

Spanish Prime Minister visits flood-hit regions and assures Government full support

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has taken to the air to get a full view of southern Spain’s flood stricken regions as the death...

Campsite evacuated in Crevillente due to rising flood water

SOME 1,500 people have been evacuated from a campsite in Crevillente in Alicante in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, due to rising...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather & Currency

Good Morning 🙂 “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 24°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 84% Wind: 10 km/h  Costa...

Urgent rescue vehicle volunteers appeal in Dolores floods

OWNERS of boats, tractors, trucks, vans and 4x4 vehicles are being urged to join flood rescue operations in Dolores.The Mayor of Dolores has appealed...

Man shot dead near kids’ playground in El Campello in Alicante...

AN ASSASSIN is being hunted after a man was shot dead in the street in the El Campello area this afternoon.Several shots were fired...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

Weather update: Search for Dutch man missing in Costa Blanca floods

THE search is on for a 66-year-old Dutch man who was reportedly sucked under by flood waters in Dolores on Spain’s Costa Blanca. Guardia Civil...

URGENT APPEAL: Temporary accommodation needed in Rojales

THE Ayuntamiento of Rojales is appealing to the many property owners in the area of empty rental homes to ask if they can be...

Big Reds Animal Retreat Appealing for help after the floods in...

SUELLA and the Big Reds Animal Retreat are appealing for emergency help after their premises were severely damaged during the recent flooding of the...

Spanish Prime Minister visits flood-hit regions and assures Government full support

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has taken to the air to get a full view of southern Spain’s flood stricken regions as the death...

Campsite evacuated in Crevillente due to rising flood water

SOME 1,500 people have been evacuated from a campsite in Crevillente in Alicante in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, due to rising...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather & Currency

Good Morning 🙂 “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 24°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 84% Wind: 10 km/h  Costa...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 23°C | °F Rainfall: 73% Humidity: 85% Wind: 6 km/h  Costa Blanca: Rain 26°C | °F Rainfall:...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather, Currency & Finance tip

Good Morning 🙂 “If you stumble, make it part of the dance...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Scattered Storms  23°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 69% Wind: 18 km/h  Costa Blanca: Electrical...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather & Currency

Good Morning 🙂 “If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Clear 23°C | °F Rainfall: 0% Humidity: 68% Wind: 6...

Cancer charity ride kicks off in Malaga

THE Balcon de Europa provided the backdrop to the presentation of a charity bicycle ride that will see Bernardo Cortés and Francisco Bueno cycle...

Town Hall plans moving along in Mojacar

PLANS for a new Town Hall building in Mojacar are moving along.Diputacion de Almeria President Javier A. Garcia has presented Mojacar Mayor Mayor Rosa...

Seeking support for school materials in Almeria

ANTAS council is seeking support from banks to provide games and materials to the municipality’s schools.The local authority said it had approached two entities...

Storms cause power outage in Almeria

A LIGHTING strike during last Thursday night’s storms left some areas of Chirivel without power.The power company was working hard the following day to...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

People trafficking network operating from Almeria port busted

NATIONAL Police in collaboration with Europol have uncovered a criminal organisation dedicated to human trafficking and responsible for abducting children from Spanish protection centres...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather & Currency

Good Morning 🙂 “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 24°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 84% Wind: 10 km/h  Costa...

Wake Up with EWN; Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”   Weather: Costa del...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather & Currency

Good Morning 🙂 “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 24°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 84% Wind: 10 km/h  Costa...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather, Currency & Finance Tip

Good Morning 🙂 “Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Rain 23°C | °F Rainfall: 73% Humidity: 85% Wind: 6 km/h  Costa Blanca: Rain 26°C | °F Rainfall:...

WEATHER UPDATE: Travel chaos as airports close down in eastern Spain...

AT LEAST THREE people have died after torrential rain, terrifying lightning storms and flash floods have swept across south-eastern SpainSpain’s acting prime minister, Pedro...

Wake Up With EWN: Weather, Currency & Finance tip

Good Morning 🙂 “If you stumble, make it part of the dance...”   Weather: Costa del Sol: Scattered Storms  23°C | °F Rainfall: 60% Humidity: 69% Wind: 18 km/h  Costa Blanca: Electrical...

No fags or booze on Calo des Moro Beach

THE beautiful beach, Calo des Moro, has recently been made a non-smoking beach by the Santanyi town hall but they have now made the...

Gran trampled by camels while on holiday in Spain left with...

WHAT SHOULD have been a fun day out, including a camel ride along the beach in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, turned into a...

Police intercept 800kg of cocaine in international waters near Gran Canaria

THE Guardia Civil of the Canary Island have revealed that specialist teams from the Maritime Patrol department of the Tax Agency have intercepted a...

Fugitive captured in Tenerife jailed

POLICE looking for one of Scotland’s most wanted men found a simple way of catching him.UK police tipped off their Spanish counterparts that the...

Group of baby sharks spotted of Tenerife

BATHERS were shocked when a group of baby sharks descended on the beach of El Médano, in the south of Tenerife.Many bathers assumed they...

British teen stabs his parents in front of shocked tourists

A British teenager has stabbed his parents in Tenerife before jumping from a considerable height, according to reports. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon...

Ryanair talks with Canary Islands Government to minimise disruptions

The Secretary of State for Tourism has planned a meeting with Ryanair representatives and the government of the Canary Islands to discuss ways of...

A few rocky moments but generally Gibraltar Calling went well

THIS year’s Gibraltar Calling Festival was held at the completely new venue of Europa Point Stadium last Saturday and Sunday and there were some...

UK Parliamentarians and Gibraltar National Day

A NUMBER of British Parliamentarians have arrived in Gibraltar today (Friday) to show their support for Gibraltar’s National Day and the right of the...

Red White and Proud: A special message to the Euro Weekly...

A SPECIAL message to readers of Euro Weekly News from the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo.Come and join us in Gibraltar for our...

Illicit tobacco worth more than €30,000 seized in Gibraltar

KEEPING up with their fight against tobacco smuggling which has caused so much angst in Spain, Gibraltar customs officers have seized 750 cartons containing...

Gibraltar will host international competitors at Special Olympics National Games

THE Special Olympics were founded in 1962 by the sister of President Kennedy and are held every two years in different parts of the...

A busy week for Gibraltar Customs with cigarettes, drugs and money...

THIS last week has seen a great deal of activity for Gibraltar customs officers on both land and sea with a number of arrests...

LEAVE A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here