Fatal shooting in Algeciras

A 23-year-old died and a 34-year-old was wounded in the leg on Friday during a shooting incident in calle Juan  Ramón Jiménez in the Saladillo district of Algeciras.

Record drugs haul in Algeciras

Operation ‘Melonar’ has resulted in the seizure of 33 tons of hashish, the biggest ever haul in Guardia Civil history. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of melons being transported from Tangier to Algeciras.

Fatal accident in La Granja, Algeciras

A 69 year old woman died instantly on Thursday in the La Granja district of Algeciras after being hit by a delivery lorry carrying out a reversing manoeuvre. The driver had to be treated for a panic attack.

Fire at Algeciras Christmas market

A fire on Monday morning caused serious damage at the Christmas market in Algeciras, Cádiz province. Ten stalls were destroyed, along with stock. The fire started at 08:00 and only prompt action by the Fire Brigade prevented even more damage. The National Police are investigating the incident.

Feria Real in Algeciras is being trimmed

The Feria Real in Algeciras, Cádiz province, is to be reduced from nine days to five days in 2013 due to the continuing economic crisis. It will take place from Tuesday June 18th to Sunday June 23rd and the local holiday is also being moved from the traditional Monday to Wednesday June 19th.

Giant squid washed up on beach in Algeciras

A giant squid measuring four metres in length was washed up onto a beach in Getares, Algeciras, this morning. It was wrapped up in a wet cloth until biologists from the Aquatic Museum in Málaga arrived to take care of it. In 2003 two giant squid appeared along the Andalucian coast, in Cádiz and Málaga provinces.

Large arms shipment seized in Algeciras

Tax Officials and Guardia Civil officers in Algeciras have seized a shipment of 22,000 pistols and other munitions hidden in a consignment of textiles unloaded from a ship travelling from Turkey to Djibouti.

Doctor in Algeciras arrested for alleged fraud

A doctor in Algeciras has been arrested on charges of fraud and falsification of documents after allegedly writing out prescriptions for friends and family using the names of patients at the Hospital Punta Europa.