Police officers from Playa de las Américas have recently arrested
three people, all of African origin, who are accused of swindling
various business owners in the south of Tenerife.
Some of the victims had reported that they had been invited
to join an extremely lucrative business by these three men, who had
attempted to convince them that they could produce new banknotes
from carbonised paper.|
For their demonstration, they had used real 50 euro notes which had
been made to appear carbonised.
However, the notes had been impregnated with iodine, and then
washed in front of the client in a vitamin C solution.
Following this, the clients, or victims, paid a significant
amount of money to have more copies made.
At this point, the swindlers made excuses that they needed to
buy more chemicals from the farmacia, and left with the money.
The victims were left with worthless pieces of paper.
Lanzarote, a 29 year-old man was left in a critical condition
following a traffic accident last Tuesday morning in which two vehicles collided in the
Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen.
A fully equipped ambulance attended to the man, who suffered
severe head injuries, and took him to the General Hospital.|
Fuerteventura, a boat with 29 illegal immigrants on board was
intercepted last Tuesday night as it approached the island, bringing
the total number detained over a 3-day period in Fuerteventura to
the south of Tenerife, inspectors from the Ayuntamiento of Arona
recently visited the TenBel development to evaluate the situation of
illegal barriers. On
arrival, they found that technicians from the development had
already destroyed one of the barriers concerned.
This has been viewed favourably by the Ayuntamiento, which
has given the directors of TenBel two months in which to destroy the
remaining barriers which are obstructing the public use of various