Posts Tagged ‘ passport ’

Al Qaeda Use Passports Stolen in Barcelona

October 22, 2012
Foto: Iglesias Pilarin

The publication El Periódico ran a piece on Friday October 19th revealing that passports stolen from tourists in Barcelona are being used by Al Qaeda. Passports stolen here are sold by street thieves to a Barcelona-based group specialising in the sourcing and supply of international identity documents. The group was recently broken-up by Spanish police,...

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Barcelona’s Pickpockets Will Target Mobile World Congress Attendees. 10 Essential Tips. #mwc2012

February 20, 2012
Foto by: DailyM - Differentieel - JeeeM

Delegates, welcome to this wonderful city. Watch your pockets! Barcelona is an incredible city and a perfect choice for conferences. It has just one flaw, an epidemic of pickpocketing mainly focused on tourists and visitors to the city. By following a few simple guidelines you can greatly reduce the possibility of a nasty incident...

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The Legality of Self-Defense Weapons in Spain. The Definitive Post.

January 27, 2012

We’ve been asked many times about self-defense measures, the legality of sprays and so on, so we thought we’d write an article about it. (Many thanks to Tiffany Carter for helping us work through the Spanish-language legalese; her translation skills were invaluable.) Please note, this is our interpretation of Spanish law and our understanding...

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Robbery in Barcelona Airport Leads to Passenger Missing Flight and Suing Ryanair

January 25, 2012

As reported in Público (which doesn’t seem to like Ryanair much), a resident of Granollers outside Barcelona, had his wallet stolen whilst in Barcelona’s El Prat airport in April 2011. In his wallet was his DNI, or national identity card, which he was relying on to identify himself for his upcoming flight from Barcelona to Valladolid....

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Audio: Robber Pulls Knife, Steals Passport. What Happens Next?

October 6, 2011
Foto: Wouter Verhelst

Just another victim in the Barcelona metro system. Just another passport snatch, a wallet grab. It’s just another shocked individual. Just another holiday spoiled. We hear these things, we shake our heads, we agree it’s terrible. We don’t think of the repercussions, we don’t know what happens next. This time we do. Have a...

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