AN ILLEGAL Albanian immigrant awaiting deportation has been arrested on suspicion of 84 burglaries in Alicante.

Policía Nacional and the Guardia Civil swooped on the 53-year-old while he was holed up in a migrant detention centre in Valencia city.

A special unit of both undercover and uniformed agents tracked down the alleged criminal by investigating unknown vehicles and non-residents in the Elche and Santa Pola areas.

Witness testimonies helped police circle in on the alleged burglar’s movements and modus operandi.

The investigation heralded the seizure of a car without licence plates, which carried DNA traces of the 53-year-old suspect and led to his arrest.

His case has been transferred to Elche’s Court of Instruction no.3 while he awaits imminent deportation, expected this month.

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