Remanded In Custody
A British man has been remanded in custody on the Costa del Sol while police investigate his wife’s murder.
Geoffrey Elton, 55, is being investigated over the stabbing of Gloria Tornay at the estranged couple’s villa in Estepona
Police believe the retired businessman tried to kill himself after murdering his 58-year-old wife on Saturday.
Brazilian police have stopped 1.7 tons of cocaine heading to Spain by ship.
The large quantity of narcotics was allegedly found aboard a vessel at South America’s largest port, Santos.
Police claimed the drugs were found by two sniffer dogs in a container carrying fresh lemons and headed for Cartagena. The group behind the alleged smuggling attempt are said to have intended to move their cargo to another vessel once in the port of Algeciras.
Brazilian officials claimed it is the largest amount of drugs seized in a single container at Santos port.
Valencia Restaurant Re-Opened
A Michelin-starred restaurant which closed last month after a woman died from a suspected case of food poisoning, reopened yesterday.
German chef Bernd H. Knoller, founder of the RiFF restaurant in Valencia, said health officials had found no reason for it to remain closed.
The RiFF closed its doors in February 17 after a 46-year-old woman died from a suspected case of food poisoning, having eaten there with her family.
The woman’s husband and 12-year-old son also fell ill, but recovered, and another 29 who ate at the restaurant in the three days before her death developed mild food poisoning.
Spanish media reported that the woman and her family had eaten mushrooms which were listed as coming from Spain but actually came from China. It has been suggested that poisonous mushrooms may have been to blame for the woman’s death.
A local court is investigating the woman’s death, but nobody has been charged.
Spain’s consumer price inflation rose marginally in February, after slowing in the previous three months, led by higher prices for transport and vegetables, latest data from the INE confirmed yesterday.
The consumer price index rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in February, following a 1.0 percent rise in January.
Headline inflation accelerated for the first time since October, when inflation was 2.3 percent.
Core inflation eased for a second month in February, to 0.7 percent from 0.8 percent in January. The latest figure was the lowest since July 2016.