News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
25th November 2002
• National Police officers from Playa de las Américas in the south of Tenerife have recently arrested 4 people who are accused of drug trafficking. An investigation into the group had been under way since September, which was suspected of supplying cocaine in the south of the island, especially in the Las Chafiras and El Médano areas. At the time of the arrest of the first three, 248 grammes of cocaine were confiscated. Another 78 grammes, together with a quantity of another substance, were found at the home of the last person to be detained. Following a search of an apartment at El Médano, a set of precision scales and 720 euros in cash were also found.
people were hurt in two traffic accidents in the north of Tenerife last Tuesday.
In the first, a 20 year-old man was seriously injured when his vehicle
collided with a wall after leaving the road on the TF-217, between La Matanza
and Puerto de la Cruz, at La Orotava. He
had become trapped in his vehicle and fire services personnel were required to
free him. He was then attended to by ambulance staff and taken to the
In the second accident, two vehicles collided at a well-known "black spot" - a crossing at the access to the Post Office on the main road between La Cuesta and Taco in the La Laguna district. Five people were hurt, one of whom was trapped in a vehicle and had to be resuced by fire services personnel. They were taken to the University and Candelaria hospitals.
• A 33 year-old woman had to be rescued last Tuesday by emergency helicopter following a parascending accident. She had hit some rocks at Playa de los Patos in the district of La Orotava in the north of Tenerife and had suffered minor back injuries.
• The Los
Rodeos Airport in the north of Tenerife will, in the future, have a separate
terminal for inter-island flights. This
will be located on the lower floor of the new building, and the decision as to
which companies will have desks located there will be taken next year, as will
that regarding the installation of "fingers" - mobile passenger
walkways linking the terminal building with aircraft.