THE husband of tragic British expat Rebecca Muldoon allegedly exported cannabis e-cigarettes and conned pensioners out of hundreds of thousands of euros.
Authorities believe Paul Muldoon, 33, who was a fraud fugitive from the UK, was selling the cigarettes to cannabis clubs.
Images from the Brit’s arrest show police taking Muldoon into an office before confronting him with boxes of what appear to be electronic smoking devices.
Spanish police only discovered he was a fugitive after his wife went missing on January 2.
Mother-of-two Rebecca Muldoon filed a denuncia against her husband for domestic violence, leading to his arrest.
But she failed to show up to ratify the complaint the next day before she washed up on a beach the next week, not far from their penthouse apartment near Oasis Beach.
Her husband had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting her shortly before she vanished- but is not being linked to her death which is not regarded as suspicious.
But her death shone a light on his shady dealings in the UK, where cops wanted him over an alleged six-figure boiler room fraud.
He is believed to have conned pensioners out of hundreds of thousands by persuading them to invest in phony ‘green energy bundles’.
An 83-year-old widow has claimed she handed over £235,000 for precious metals, diamonds and even plots of land in Brazil.
He appeared in court on Wednesday for an extradition hearing where he agreed to be sent back to the UK to face justice.
He also faced questioning over the 425 e-cigarettes found at an office he rented in Marbella.
Spanish police said the cigarettes were filled with ‘weed oil’ containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and had been imported from the States.
A Policia Nacional spokesman said: “On Monday, Spanish officers arrested a 33-year-old British man on a European Arrest Warrant issued the same day for economic and financial crimes.
“He was also arrested for a drugs offence committed in Spain after 425 e-cigarettes used to vaporise cannabis were found in an office he had rented in Marbella.
“The cigarettes were of three different types and had a high quantity of THC.
“They had been manufactured in California and imported into Spain without any sanitary control.
“Our investigations have led us to believe that the cigarettes were ready to be sent and sold to cannabis clubs and exported to England.”
Muldoon first went on the run to Ireland with Rebecca and her children aged 11 and eight before moving to LA where they married, then left the US for Spain last year.
He vanished after being initially arrested and interviewed by Surrey Police in 2013.