Spain’s National Police, in collaboration with the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Glasgow Police, have been working on an operation since October to capture two men who murdered a drug trafficker in August before fleeing to Malaga.
A 27-year-old man from the UK was arrested in Marbella, while a 22-year-old British man was nabbed in Glasgow airport after fleeing Malaga.
Both had outstanding warrants for their arrests issued by Scottish authorities in connection with the murder of a member of a criminal organisation dedicated to drug trafficking, the Malaga Local Police reported in a statement.
According to officials, the fugitives themselves belonged to a Glasgow-based drug trafficking gang, and reportedly shot the member of a rival gang at point-blank range because of a dispute over territory.
The detainee in Malaga was extradited to the United Kingdom, after the Central Court of Instruction number 5 of the National Court of Madrid ordered his admission to prison until his extradition.
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