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Spain’s Costa Del Sol – home of sun, sex and money. Playground and safe haven for some of Britain’s toughest gangstas. For ten long years this was a sun-kissed sanctuary for British prison cells. A legal loophole made them untouchable. As they bought up luxury villas and made millions. Politicians were powerful, detectives frustrated. With their hands tied the police turned to a fearless British TV journalist. Britain’s Underworld: Costa Del Crime
Knight’s criminal career started early: he started his first robbery by aged ten; by twenty he was a professional thief. ibid.
Freddie Foreman was to become a top Costa gangsta as well. He developed an early taste for Spain. ibid.
The Train Robbers were the first big British criminals to hang out in Spain. ibid.
In Britain armed robberies continued to rise. In 1982 there were 1,772 robberies in London alone; thirty-four a week. ibid.
Since 2006 Spanish and British police have worked together to capture and extradite British Costa criminals. ibid.
They were living the high life. Ferraris. Gold Rolexes. The trappings of wealth. Endless champagne parties. Roger Cook, investigative reporter on trail of baddies
We’ve even managed to trace a few. ibid.
The south of Spain: famous for its beaches and sunshine. But this region is also one of the most popular routes for smuggling cocaine and hashish into Europe. Violent drugs wars between criminal gangs have led the government to issue a crackdown. Stacey Dooley: Costa del Nacos, BBC 2020
A single boat can carry up to four thousand kilos of hashish. ibid.
Ten years of paradise, living the dream, it had to come to an end sometime. The Business 2005 starring Danny Dyer & Tamer Hassan & Geoff Bell & Georgina Chapman & Linda Henry & Roland Manookian & Camille Coduri & Andy Parfitt et al, director Nick Love
It was never about the money for Charlie. It was about the power and what went with it ... His fucking bed made itself in the mornings. That’s how cool he was ... As I said, he walked on fucking water. ibid.
The geezer was so hard even his nightmares were scared of him. ibid.
You live and learn. Unless you’re a dead kid. ibid.
The more money we made the less time we spent enjoying it. ibid.
By 1987 London was covered in a white blanket. ibid.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse they did. ibid.
The good thing about losing everything was there was nothing else left to lose. ibid.
Remember that letter my old man wrote from prison – about staying away from crime, women and drugs? Well what a load of bollocks that turned out to be. I tried the lot. And won. And drove off into the sunset. ibid.
My name is Tokyo. But when the story began, that wasn’t my name. Money Heist s1e1: Do As Planned, Netflix 2017
We pulled off fifteen perfect heists. But mixing love and business never works. ibid.
I’ve been hiding for eleven days. And my picture is in every police station in Spain. ibid.
And that’s how I met the Professor: by pointing a gun at his balls. ibid.
I have a business proposal. A heist. A heist that’s unique. ibid. Professor
Tokyo: What are we robbing?
Professor: The Royal Mint of Spain. ibid.
Let them think that we’re cornered. Let them think that we’re improvising. ibid.
Rozzer negotiator: What do you want?
Professor: Time. Money Heist s1e2: Lethal Negligence
So we’re going to hand out some fake weapons. ibid. gang to hostages
I don’t want anything to do with this. ibid. rozzer negotiator to old boy
To the point of not knowing who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. Money Heist s1e3: Missing Fire, commentary
They’re digging a tunnel. ibid. Arturo
They used the money inside to create the illusion of a heist. It was intentional … They’re printing their own unmarked bills. Money Heist s1e4: Trojan Horse, Rachel
The Royal Mint of Spain Director was Wounded by the Police. Money Heist s1e5: The Day of the Mole, caption
It also meant that the mastermind behind this heist was smarter and more intelligent than the police. Money Heist s1e6: The Hot Cold War, commentary
If you want, you can tell me all about your fantasies face to face. Money Heist s1e7: Cool Instability, Rachel to Professor
If the Inspector played her cards right and discovered the Professor’s identify the game would come to an end: the checkmate would be reversed. Money Heist s1e8: You Asked for It
No-one can be trusted till we find the mole. ibid. Rachel
Don’t kid yourself. You might be the best of the Nazis but you’re still one of them. Money Heist s1e9: Whoever Keeps Trying It, Gets It, pregnant hostage
We need a search and seizure warrant for a pharmacy in Teledo. Yes, yeah yeah we’re on the trail of one of the robbers. Money Heist s1e10: Masked No Longer, Rubio on dog-n-bone
In this robbery, time was fucking money. ibid. commentary
A guy got to the pharmacy before me. ibid. Rubio
Sunday night had arrived and the mood was euphoric. We had reached the dirt and Nairobi had the presses running at full speed. It was without doubt our happiest moment together. And because of that, we let our guard down. Money Heist s1e11: The Head of the Plan, commentary
Right now I can’t trust you … Get the fuck out of my face. ibid. Rachel to Rubio
The Professor already knew she’d want to see his hideout. Money Heist s1e12: A Matter of Efficiency, commentary
The brains of the operation was missing. ibid.
This is the worst day of my life and I need to get away from this tent, this city. Money Heist s1e13: What Have We Done? Rachel to Professor
The Professor had meticulously planned to take the police to Toledo leaving behind a detailed crime scene worthy of an Oscar. Money Heist s2e1
Angel found something. And that guy wanted to kill him. Money Heist s2e2, Rachel
I want you to tell me about plans for Chernobyl. ibid. Tokyo to Berlin
Geniuses are weird. Why, do you think you’re an example of maturity? Do you? Think you’re considered normal? Do you think it’s normal to arrange your shirts by colour? Money Heist s2e3, Tokyo to Professor
Professor, it’s Nairobi. Berlin is indisposed. So from now on, I’m the one in charge. The matriarchy begins now. ibid.
For once the Professor felt weak. And falling into Rachel’s arms seemed the best comfort he could get. The only comfort. Money Heist s2e4, commentary
We have been thoroughly beaten. ibid. Berlin