A COLOMBIAN hitman nicknamed Snoopy has been arrested by Malaga police.

The infamous gang leader was among seven people arrested in La Cala de Mijas.

Colombian drug gang arrested
ARRESTED: Police detain gang in Mijas flat

The Madrid-based group were believed to be planning the murders of a Marbella businessman and his two associates.

Each killing would have been worth €30,000.

Two of the arrested gang members are minors, one of them a girl aged 16.

Colombian gangs often use children as gunmen as they are immune from prosecution.

Police in Madrid and Malaga, have also seized two pistols, two submachine guns, ammunition, and thousand of euros in cash.

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