14 Jan, 2019 @ 12:11
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Wanted British expat launches metal bench at police officer while being arrested for drug trafficking in Marbella

San Pedro de Alcantara
BUSTED: The 44-year-old was arrested in San Pedro de Alcantara

A WANTED British expat has been arrested in Marbella for raking in more than £1 million a year through drug trafficking.

The 44-year-old man from Liverpool – whose identity has not yet been revealed – was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant in San Pedro de Alcantara on Thursday.

Officers identified the wanted Brit as he was leaving a gym close to his Spanish home.

On approaching him, the Liverpudlian grabbed a metal bench and threw it at an officer’s head before running away.

Officers managed to catch and arrest him a few metres down the road.

According to the European Arrest Warrant, the expat is wanted for crimes related to drug trafficking in the UK, for which he cashed in a profit of more than £1 million (around €1.1 million) per year.

Police revealed that he fled the UK while on bail. He was expected to serve a maximum sentence of 19 years.

A court date is expected to be set in the coming weeks.

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