Local Daily News 13th March
The National Police dismantles a clandestine cocaine laboratory in Benijófar
Agents of the National Police have arrested a 47-year-old man of Spanish nationality as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of drug trafficking.
The agents attached to the Narcotics Group of the Elche Police Station began an investigation related to the fight against drug trafficking. In this investigation, the police officers went to a home located in the town of Benijófar, having well-founded suspicions that they could be manufacturing narcotic substances inside.
After various discreet surveillance carried out on the investigated property, the agents verified that no one lived inside. However, one person frequented it during the week, staying several hours inside. Later, he left the property and traveled to the town of Gandía, where the investigators were able to determine that he habitually resided.
The agents managed to find out the identity of the person being investigated, as well as rational evidence that led them to assume that, inside the building, there could be a clandestine laboratory where the person being investigated produced narcotic substances, specifically cocaine, for later distribution.
For all this, the agents made a device to achieve his arrest, being located aboard his vehicle in a service area in the town of Santomera (Murcia). Once detained, the agents carried out an exhaustive search of the tourism, discovering that it had a sophisticated system in a hidden “cove-type” compartment where it kept hidden chemical products with which it supposedly produced the narcotic substance in the investigated property.
In said hidden compartment, ten bottles containing ethyl acetate, boric acid and other chemical products were intervened, as well as a large number of drug percussors for the preparation of illicit substances.
Subsequently, the entry and search of the address located in the town of Benijófar was carried out, where the agents located in one of the rooms the clandestine laboratory where the arrested man produced the drug.
Among the seized effects, more than 100 grams of cocaine were seized, 270 euros in cash and various tools for the manufacture and distribution of the narcotic substance that the arrested man allegedly manufactured, such as; precision scales, molds to label packages and mechanical presses to package and individualize substances.
The detainee was placed at the disposal of the Elche Guard Acting Investigating Court, immediately decreeing his entry into prison.
The Local Police of Callosa dismantles an industrial warehouse with marijuana cultivation
The Callosa Local Police dismantled an extensive marijuana plantation that was hidden in an industrial warehouse on CV913 (Catral highway) on the night of Saturday to Sunday.
The agents intervened close to a thousand plants, both harvested and in cuttings. Likewise, approximately 100 kilograms of marijuana were seized, as well as a multitude of mechanical instruments, fertilizers, light bulbs, etc., allegedly used for the cultivation of these substances.
Specsavers Ópticas warns that an early or late diagnosis makes a big difference for glaucoma
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Specsavers Ópticas, as part of its support for World Glaucoma Week (March 12-18), urges everyone to have regular eye exams and explains why they are important. Plus, he shares three glaucoma stories to show the difference speed of diagnosis can make.
Glaucoma is a common eye condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, which is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. The cause is usually the accumulation of fluid in the front part of the eye, which increases the pressure inside it.
It can be treated, but early detection is important. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause vision problems and irreversible damage. But if detected and treated early, vision damage can be minimized or prevented.
In 2022, Specsavers Ópticas de Jávea, La Zenia and Fuengirola shared histories of glaucoma cases detected during routine visual examinations, which demonstrates the importance of early diagnosis.
Six months after his last eye exam, Ian Elsby went to Specsavers Ópticas Fuengirola to find out if he could wear contact lenses. At that time, he did not have any symptoms, his vision was normal, and there were no signs of optic nerve damage, but his eye pressure (also known as intraocular pressure) was high.
Judith Borland, Optometrist and Director of Specsavers Fuengirola, explains: “High eye pressure is one of the symptoms of glaucoma, so we gave Ian a report to take to his GP who could refer him to an ophthalmologist at the your local hospital. He was diagnosed with glaucoma and was prescribed to use a few drops at night to control eye pressure. Fortunately, he was diagnosed at an early stage and continues to have very good vision.”
Ian adds: “I didn’t have any symptoms and thought my vision was good, plus I had no family history of glaucoma. That’s why I was surprised when they told me I could have it. I didn’t really know what it was, or what the result could be, until the Specsavers Ópticas team explained to me the seriousness of the disease. When I found out that it could cause blindness, I was very happy that it had been detected at such an early stage.”
Maritime Rescue rescues two women adrift in Torrevieja while practicing paddle surfing
On Friday morning, the 112 emergency service of the Valencian Community received a call alerting about two middle-aged women who were adrift practicing paddle surfing, approximately 2 miles, about 3.7 km from the Torrevieja coast. .
Apparently, the women left with their boards around 12:00 noon from Playa del Cura and due to strong gusts of wind and currents, they went several miles inland without being able to get hold of their boards despite their efforts.
Given the notice to 112, the rescue plan was activated. Local Police and Maritime Rescue activated the search from the rocky area between Punta Margalla and the Longline curve. They located the two women with their boards adrift and later transferred them to the Marina Salinas de Torrevieja port, where the health services were waiting for them to attend to them. A basic life support ambulance traveled there, as well as Civil Guard and Local Police patrols.
Once in the port, the women were treated with symptoms of hypothermia, anxiety attacks and exhaustion, for which they were transferred to the Torrevieja hospital for evaluation.
From the Department of Emergencies they have thanked the Rent a Board company located in the Marina Salinas Marina for lending a boat and a skipper to carry out the search work to the Local Police.