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.