Policia Nacional have detained ten men, and confiscated over a tonne of cocaine after intercepting a boat off of the Canary Islands.
In a joint operation with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and Moldovan authorities, officers stormed a tug boat that had been at sea since the start of the month.
It’s understood the vessel was crossing from South America to Europe with its cargo when it was raided by officers, supported by the Spanish Navy.
Ten crew, known to be Turkish, Ukrainian, Georgian and Bulgarian have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking offences, and numerous items confiscated in connection with the investigation.
The number of people staying in hotels for short breaks has fallen, according to data released this week by the National Statistics Institute.
Nearly 38 million overnight stays were recorded across the country last month, a fall of 0.38%. The average duration of stays also fell over 1% to just under 3 1/2 days.
However the statistics also showed an increase in the nightly price of hotel rooms compared to last year, increasing just over 0.6%. The average price for a room per night in Spain now sits at €112.60.
Government contracts for construction has doubled in the last year, according to the government’s Development Group.
Contracts worth nearly €1.3bn have been put out to tender in the last twelve months, an increase of 218% compared to last year.
In August, contracts worth nearly €18m were awarded for construction and infrastructure projects across the country.