BUSTED: Police caught the man who they think ran an international criminal empire near Tenerife South airport

POLICE in Tenerife have arrested a man wanted by Scottish authorities for 29 crimes, including murder.

Authorities think the 35-year-old fugitive, thought to be from Glasgow is the leader of an international criminal organisation.

According to police, the alleged crime lord was ‘hiding out’ in the south of the Canary Island popular with British tourists.

He was cuffed near Tenerife South Airport after an Edinburgh court issued a European Arrest Warrant.

Authorities held the Scot on charges of money laundering, drug trafficking, kidnap and murder.

Spanish cops said they hunted down the Brit ‘for his alleged participation in illegal activities by a leading international criminal organisation.’

The man allegedly ran a global gang who operated in the UK, Iceland, Holland, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Spain, China and Mexico.

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