AN autopsy of the man shot dead outside his Marbella home on Tuesday has revealed that he was shot more than 20 times with an AK-47.
Also known as a Kalashnikov, the gun has been used by the Soviet military, terrorists and now a gangland murder on the Costa del Sol.
The unidentified 58-year-old Frenchman was gunned down as he entered his garage in the luxury area of Nagueles at around 8.20pm.
Authorities recovered the victim’s body from his home on Calle Pizarra, where he lay in a pool of blood.
Forensics experts at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Malaga then found he had sustained bullet wounds to his head, chest and stomach.
It has now emerged that the victim had a police record for drug and arms trafficking and had been previously arrested as part of an operation against smuggling hash in helicopters.
The killer, believed to be hired by a criminal gang, dumped the weapon in a bin, before speeding away from police on a motorbike.