News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
In Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife, National Police
officers arrested a man last Tuesday who is accused of making purchases
with false credit cards and documents which had been stolen from the
inside of cars parked in the town. The
accused is a habitual delinquent with 23 previous arrests for various
offences ranging from sexual abuse and drug trafficking to robbery, and is
known to police locally as "El Nazi".
He had been buying electronic products at various shops in Puerto
de la Cruz, valued at 1,000 euros. Following
a search of his home, several prescriptions were found - presumably stolen
from a health centre, and used for buying drugs for subsequent sale.
He has been remanded in prison awaiting a court hearing.
In Fuerteventura, Guardia Civil officers detained 75 illegal
immigrants and three crew members last Tuesday, who had arrived on 5
separate boats. The first
boat was intercepted off the coast of Gran Tarajal with 23 people on
board. A further 2 boats were
seen to arrive at Playa de las Salinas in the Antigua district, where 20
men and a woman were detained, one of whom had injured a leg while
climbing some rocks. The
remainder of the passengers ran off, but police expected to detain them
within a short time.
Meanwhile, off the coast of Lanzarote, a fishing vessel went to the aid of a boat last Tuesday which had taken in some water, where they found 15 Moroccan passengers, one of whom was a woman. These were taken on board the fishing boat, but two people refused to leave their boat and returned to Africa.
Thursday, 26 June 2003 21:19