Thirteen people have been arrested in the Poblenou area of Barcelona this morning as part of a Spain-wide operation against members of the Hells Angels (article in Catalan). A total of 17 people from the Àngels de l'Infern have been detained around the country, charged variously with arms and drug trafficking, extortion and illegal gatherings. The operation is still continuing at the time of writing.
The Catalan restaurant El Bulli, run by maestro chef Ferran Adrià (who was himself declared the best chef in the world for the fifth year) has been designated the best restaurant in the world for the fourth year running (article in Castilian) by the magazine Restaurant. The Costa Brava-based eatery is renowned for its deconstructivist approach to food preparation and this has kept it at the forefront of restaurant selections in recent years. Also placed in the top ten were Girona restaurant Can Roca, run by Joan Roca (5th), and Spanish chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz (4th) and Juan Mari Arzak (8th).
The Spanish Minister of the Interior, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has announced that evidence has supposedly been found on the arrested member of the Basque terrorist group ETA, Jurdan Martitegi, implying that the group had planned to make a car bomb attack one day around the inauguration of the new Basque president Patxi Lopez (article in Castilian).