Two Spanish nationals aged both 39 & 28, were arrested for the possession of 121,000 cigarettes on Sunday afternoon.
Both La Linea residents were seen acting suspiciously at the entrance to New Harbours Industrial Estate. A search of their vehicles resulted in the detection of 121,000 cigarettes. Investigation into the matter continues; meanwhile, the men have been bailed to surrender on March 14th. Both vehicles and cigarettes were seized by Customs.
This weekend local resident, Enrique Javier Rodriguez was charged with the importation and possession of 1.6 grams of heroin, which was found concealed with his vehicle as he drove through the frontier. Mr. Rodriguez appeared before the Magistrates Court this morning, but his case was adjourned until February 28th.
The GSD will be holding a conference for all its members on Thursday 18th April at 7pm at the John Mackintosh Hall, in order to thank Mr. Caruana for his ‘absolute commitment to the people of Gibraltar and to officially introduce Mr Feetham as the party’s new leader’.
The PDP today notes with regret, but no surprise, that Spain has ‘taken its anti Gibraltar campaign in a new direction by directing, according to the Spanish press, its ambassadors to inform government officials around the world that Spain will not recognise any Tax Exchange Information Agreements signed with Gibraltar unless the UK is represented’.
During Friday afternoon’s meeting of Parliament, Speaker Adolfo Canepa congratulated Daniel Feetham on his selection as leader of the GSD and Opposition. He added that himself and the clerk would always be at Mr. Feetham’s disposal to help him in exercising his functions as leader of the opposition.
Mr. Feetham thanked members of GSD and members of GSLP/libs for their support, claiming that it is an essential part of the democratic process for there to be a strong Opposition, as well as a strong Government.
Following recent complaints by locals, regarding the increasing number of Barbary Macaques within Estates and urbanised areas, the Department of the Environment, along with the RGP, Gibraltar Veterinary Clinic and GONHS has launched a new initiative aimed at focusing awareness on the consequences of feeding the monkeys.
The ‘Get our monkeys back to nature’ initiative hopes to encourage the public to cooperate in a concerted drive to draw monkeys back into living on wild food. The scheme will see leaflets distributed, warning individuals on how to act around the animals and why they are urged not to feed them.
A number of specific manifesto commitments were reviewed and discussed by an inter-ministerial committee that met last Thursday. The Government insists that 174 commitments have so far been completed or are on-going.
The committee is chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Garcia and included Environment Minister Dr. Cortes, Tourism Minister Neil Costa, Culture Minister Steven Linares and Traffic Minister Paul Balban.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 15/02/13 to 0700hrs 17/02/13
1 Person arrested for Criminal Damage.
3 Persons arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug.
2 Persons arrested for Disorderly Conduct Whilst Intoxicated.