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The Civil Guard of Ciudad Real and the National Police of Madrid have dismantled a criminal organization dedicated to the trafficking of marijuana and designer drugs, prostitution, product forgery, extortion and robbery with violence. It has proceeded to the arrest of 121 people and investigation of another 7 more, most of them of Chinese origin, within the operation ‘Canito Alfa-Brexit’.

The first investigations were carried out in September 2016, when the Civil Guard learned that citizens of Chinese origin settled in Madrid could be buying wholesale narcotic substances from several Spanish citizens in several provinces of the national territory, the Guard reported. Civil in press release.

As a result of several inquiries, the agents were able to verify that the group of Spanish citizens who sold marijuana were criminals known to the investigators, most of them with numerous police records for drug trafficking. The agents detected some sales in several locations in the province of Ciudad Real, the final destination of the drug being export to several cities in Europe, among the most prominent countries would be the United Kingdom, Belgium and Italy.

Due to the fact that the facts were committed in the demarcations of the Civil Guard and the National Police, a working group composed of both police forces was created, with the objective of dismantling the criminal organization.

As the investigations progressed, it was discovered the implication in the investigated facts of a great number of people that integrated a criminal organization in a network, perfectly organized, structured and decentralized and with a clear and well defined division of the roles, tasks and functions that each one of the members should comply.

The chiefs, citizens of Chinese origin living mostly in foreign countries of European scope, traveled punctually to Spain to acquire drugs; the intermediaries obtained suppliers of narcotic substances to the so-called ‘bosses’.

On the other hand, businessmen, citizens of Chinese origin settled in Spain, administrators of mercantile companies with registered office in the Cobo Calleja Industrial Estate, had large amounts of money, from tax evasion, to finance drug trafficking to bosses.

The transporters carried out all the logistics functions to subsequently carry out the shipment of the narcotic substance by means of postal parcel companies and the producers were in charge of growing marijuana in different parts of the Spanish geography such as Ciudad Real, Toledo, Madrid, Ávila , Almeria, Cáceres and Badajoz.



During the investigation the agents corroborated how the criminal organization had a very high demand for marijuana, exporting an average of 500 kilograms of marijuana buds per week, which would mean a market value of about 140,000,000 euros.

During the twenty months of the investigation, the agents discovered that large-scale marijuana trafficking was not their main illegal means of profit, but that the organization was divided into six cells, each composed of a chief and with different types of crime and areas of action.

One of them was dedicated to the distribution of synthetic drugs introduced from the Netherlands, this distribution was made in five clandestine chalets and karaokes from various places in the community of Madrid (Usera, Parla, Leganés and Getafe), where the organization exploited ten women of Chinese nationality. Another of the cells was dedicated to illegal immigration, its objective was to fraudulently regularize the Asian women who later exploited sexually in the villas.

In addition, there was another group of people extorting Chinese merchants who had requested money loans to the organization, later the cell demanded a higher amount than they had agreed, by physical aggression or committing some robbery with violence. There was also another cell responsible for counterfeiting products that were distributed in bazaars and stores.

Once the evidence and indications that incriminated the investigated were obtained, the corresponding judicial records were requested from the Judicial Authority, so that 88 records were made in the provinces of Ciudad Real, Toledo, Madrid, Ávila, Almería, Cáceres and Badajoz.

They intervened 40,000 marijuana plants, 1,900 kilograms of marijuana buds ready for sale, 2 kilograms of glass (MDMA) hidden in several infant milk cans from the Netherlands, 2 kilograms of hashish, 500 grams of cocaine, 120 doses of ketamine, 200 pills of ecstasy, 50 doses of angel dust, 40 doses of a new drug called ‘tea’, a factory dedicated to the development and counterfeiting of lithium batteries and USB pendrive.

As well as a clandestine workshop for the falsification of screens and other mobile telephony components, hydraulic presses for cocaine adulteration, 150 kilograms of cutting substance, a cetme, rifles, muzzleloaders, two short firearms, 16 high-end vehicles , a motorcycle and 275,000 euros in cash.

The operation has been carried out in 9 phases, from September 12, 2016 until its completion on May 22 of this year.

The diligences instructed, have been delivered in the Court of First Instance and Instruction number 1 of Alcázar de San Juan.


Sustainable.- Three biomedical research will receive funding through funds managed by Health


Sustainable.- Three biomedical research will receive funding through funds managed by Health

Three biomedical investigations from work groups belonging to professionals who provide services in the County-Campiña and Huelva-Costa Districts, as well as at the University of Huelva, have obtained funding to develop their work through the call for aid from the Public Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation for the development of biomedical research projects and Health Sciences.

Three biomedical investigations from work groups belonging to professionals who provide services in the County-Campiña and Huelva-Costa Districts, as well as at the University of Huelva, have obtained funding to develop their work through the call for aid from the Public Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation for the development of biomedical research projects and Health Sciences.

These projects are integrated into the set of biomedical research that is being developed in different health and research centers throughout Andalusia and will have funding, thanks to the constitution of a general allocation of about 2.5 million euros from public funds and also from private funds of health and non-health entities, the Board has reported in a note.

All this, the result of different collaboration agreements with companies for the development of the research activity in health in order to try to solve or alleviate the health problems that affect the citizenship.


In this sense, the research areas promoted from Huelva, which have obtained funding within this line of action and which have been managed by the Fabis Foundation, have focused on the development of procedures to improve the analysis of biological samples, the analysis of the intervention in patients with dual pathology, as well as in the study of those strategies that favor adherence to treatment and therapeutic compliance in certain pathologies through a mobile application.

In this sense, for the allocation of these resources, those who have been able to choose 74 Andalusian research projects have used a competitive public resource allocation process, the result of a peer evaluation carried out by professional experts, who have determined the suitability of the selected projects.

Thus, research projects from all the Andalusian provinces have been funded by the research management foundations in which professionals from public hospitals and universities participate, as well as from primary care districts.

Thematic of the projects

Thematic of the projects

Regarding the theme of the selected projects, oncology, research in neurodegenerative and infectious diseases and diabetes are some of the lines of work that have obtained funding to carry out their work. As stated in the rules of the call, which was closed in December 2014, no research group will receive more than 40,000 euros.

The publication of the results of this call is linked to the recent publication of the results of a specific call for primary care that, also managed by the Public Foundation Andalusia Progress and Health, aims to promote research and innovation in the field of Primary Care, with special emphasis on emerging research groups and cooperative and multidisciplinary research.

The candidatures for this call, open all year, are presented exclusively via telematics through the application ‘Call Management’ ( where more information about the requirements, criteria for evaluation, resolution, etc.

Promotion of research

These actions aimed at promoting research in Health are one of the lines of work that the Andalusian Government has launched to support and promote the scientific practice in health and the generation of knowledge in the field of R & I, being this a strategic field for the economic and social growth of the community.

For the efficient development of these actions, the Ministry of Health has the support and collaboration of the Public Foundation Andalusian Progress and Health, central entity of management of research within the Andalusian health.

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The Government limits to 600,000 euros salaries in banks with public loans



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The Minister of Economy, Luis de Guindos, during a press conference after the meeting of the Council of Ministers. Ángel Díaz / EFE

The salaries of executives of entities that have received loans from the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB), such as BFA-Bankia, Banca Cívica, BMN and Caja España, will not be able to collect annual remunerations of more than 600,000 euros, according to the Minister of Finance. Economy, Luis de Guindos.

According to the data provided to the Bank of Spain at the end of last year, only the top managers of BMN are below this threshold, while those of Caja España refused to make public their remunerations.

Specifically, the president of BFA-Bankia , Rodrigo Rato, acknowledged that he received an annual remuneration of 2.34 million euros , which puts him at the head of these entities, followed by the CEO of Bankia , Francisco Verdú, to whom correspond 2.26 million annually.

The mission of the Government is not to fix the salaries of the private sector
The president of Banca Cívica , Antonio Pulido, and his vice-president Enrique Goñi, recognized 900,000 euros , while the president of BMN , Carlos Egea, receives an annual salary of 450,000 euros .

The Government also established a limit of 300,000 euros to the remunerations received by the top executives of the four entities intervened , and which are mainly owned by the FROB, such as Banco de Valencia, Catalunya Caixa, Unnim and Novagalicia .

The president of Catalunya Caixa, Adolf Todó, receives 1.55 million annually , and its general director Jaume Masana , 860,000 euros , while the general director of Unnim, Jordi Mestre, charges 960,000 euros.

In Novagalicia, President Jose Maria Castellano, and the CEO, Cesar González-Bueno, recognized a salary of 890,000 euros per year .

These limitations are contained in the Royal Decree Law on Financial Sector Sanitation, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on Friday and which, among other points, toughens the banking provisions , in order to have more healthy and efficient entities, and promote a new round of concentrations.

The new regulations address one of the aspects that has generated more social unrest in recent months, such as the high salaries received by the managers of banks and savings banks that have received public aid.

The Government asked the Bank of Spain for a report with recommendations on this matter, in order to introduce it in the financial reform.

De Guindos said that “this government is convinced that its mission is not to fix the salaries of the private sector , but that those entities that have received public aid have rewards that guarantee that the purposes intended to achieve such aid are met, and that they are example for a society subjected to many sacrifices “.

Car insurance: Allianz draws positive conclusion to the telematics tariff

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For some time there are telematics tariffs in the motor insurance in Germany. As one of the largest auto insurers, Allianz has been rewarding exemplary driving with discounts since May. So far, she is satisfied with the offer. But despite the large savings options, motorists should carefully weigh whether a telematics tariff is worthwhile for them.


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Stop frenzy: telematics fares reward defensive driving

More than four months ago, Allianz launched its telematics tariff for motor insurance, the so-called "Bonus Drive". Now it evaluates for the first time the previous development. Since its launch at the end of April, around 8,000 telematics contracts have been signed, with about 300 new contracts each week. For customers, the result is positive: prudent driving will allow four out of five Allianz insured persons to benefit from reduced rates in the future .

Overall, the car insurance by the "Bonus Drive" tariff by 40 percent cheaper . With the help of the necessary accessories, an app and a Bluetooth plug, data about the corresponding driving behavior are collected for each trip. Subsequently, this information is evaluated. At the end of an insurance year, a discount may be granted.

Telematic tariffs: How does the data transfer work?

The car insurance telematics tariffs are based on the collection of journey data. In addition to the driving behavior, driving times, such as duration and time, as well as driving locations, such as inner-city or extra-urban, are determined. As a rule, the values ​​are sent by mobile phone to an external TÜV-certified recipient , who analyzes them and sends the insurer a summarized balance sheet, the so-called "score". This allows the insurance company to make an appropriate classification. The higher the score, the higher the savings .

The data is collected either by means of an app belonging to the tariff in combination with a Bluetooth-enabled telematics stick, which is plugged into the cigarette lighter of the car, or via a black box, which is installed in the engine compartment.

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Who benefits from the discounts through the telematics tariffs?

The novice drivers and young drivers in particular benefit from the telematics tariffs. Because most of these offers are aimed precisely at this target group and have an appropriate age limit. The same applies to the Allianz tariff, which can only be completed up to the age of 28 years. According to the insurance monitor, CEO Frank Sommerfeld states that the insurer intends to expand its offer to other age groups soon . Currently, only the VHV offers older drivers the opportunity to take advantage of their exemplary driving style.

So far insured could save on car insurance, among other things, if they were accident-free for many years and were thus transferred to a higher damage-free class. The telematics tariffs reward low-risk driving . Especially young drivers, for whom the car insurance is often very expensive, will be relieved.

Telematics hotly debated: cost savings versus data protection

However, connected with the telematics tariffs often cook up debates around the data protection . Because the collected data sometimes reveal sensitive information about the driver. Although the various companies emphasize that they only receive bundled information on driving behavior from the external recipient and save the personal data separately. Nevertheless, it is easy for insurers to verify who drove when and when , explains Bianca Boss of the Association of Insured against the MDR. "And nobody knows whether the public prosecutor's office wants to look at a serious accident with a court case, just how you generally drive as a driver, as far as the legal situation allows," she adds.

Added to this are the acquisition costs for the corresponding appliances and their installation, which the policyholder often has to carry himself. For example, the rent for the telematics stick at the VHV is 6.99 euros per month.

Car insurance: Compare tariffs worth it

Basically, motorists can save money by using telematics tariffs for car insurance. However, it is advisable to carry out a precise cost-benefit analysis before concluding the contract and to carefully select the tariff. The new car insurance does not always have to be an offer with supervision. The insurers are turning every year to the price screw. Thus, the change of the previous car insurance to a new classic fare can pay off. A comparison of the different options is therefore worthwhile.

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Annabell Meyer

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