A BRITISH man has been cuffed in Spain after a gun was found in his hotel room.
The 31-year-old Englishman was staying in a hotel in Arona, Tenerife, when cleaners discovered the weapon underneath his pillow.
They immediately informed the owner of the hotel, who informed police.
Policia Nacional quickly set up a surveillance unit around the hotel in a bid to arrest the Brit and secure the lethal weapon.
He was quickly identified and tried, in vain, to flee on foot.
Officers also found ammunition, €3,600 and £700 in cash in the hotel room.
The investigation is now focusing on tracing the origin of the gun and the motivations of the tourist, but the working hypothesis is a link to organised crime.
On July 1 another Brit was arrested in Tenerife for allegedly stabbing his father to death.
The victim is alleged to have been knifed between 30 and 40 times.