Costa del Sol man gets 9 years for VAT con

A probe by A HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed how Butler tried to hide the scam by creating a complex web of businesses operating out of the UK, Spain, Gibraltar and the United States. Butler allegedly used his ‘ill-gotten wealth’ to purchase a luxury villa in Marbella and several sports cars that include a Ferrari Fiorano FI, a Ferrari …

Stabbing at Botafuegos prison

A prisoner in Botafuegos jail in Algeciras is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed by his cellmate.

Pantoja in final attempt to avoid jail

The Provincial Court in Málaga has refused to suspend the jail sentence of convicted money launderer Isabel Pantoja, although she now has three days in which to submit an application for reconsideration.

Archidona prison will not open this year

The one hundred million euro new prison in Archidona, known as Málaga II and one of the most modern in Spain, will reportedly not open this year.

Local Police Chief sentenced to prison term for forgery

The chief of the Local Police in Torrox, José Roque Fernández, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment, a fine of €1,080 and two year’s suspension from public office after being convicted of forgery.

Four jailed for drugs offences

A Court in Málaga has sentenced four people to terms of 3 years and 8 months in prison each and fined them a total of €2.5 million after they were caught unloading 1.6 tons of hashish onto a beach in Torrox Costa.

No swimming pool for Archidona prison

The new Málaga II prison, located in Archidona, just needs equipment and staff but there is still no indication as to when the €100 million installation will open. One thing is certain, though, and that is that due to budget cuts, it will not have a swimming pool as originally planned.

Flamenco behind bars

This week sees the III Biennial ‘Arte Flamenco’ show at the Alhaurín de la Torre prison, coinciding with the Cultural Week being held in the facility.