A british police force took 196 flights to Portugal costing £22,000 in the first year of the search for Madeleine McCann.
And it ran up 709 days supporting her parents, Gerry and Kate, and helping Portuguese cops.
Flights to Portugal by Leicestershire Constabulary from May 2007 to July 2008 cost £22,055.
The force said: "Officers used budget airlines."
Madeleine, from Rothley, vanished from Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, aged three. Revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, the total cost of the first year of the probe to the force was £500,000, most of which will be met by the Home Office.
in: Daily Mirror, 26.04.2010