14 Oct, 2020 @ 14:04
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British fugitive on the run for violent assault arrested in Spain’s Murcia for running arms trafficking gang

British Fugitive On The Run For Violent Assault Arrested In Spain S Murcia For Running Arms Trafficking Gang

A BRITISH fugitive accused of running an arms trafficking gang in Spain was arrested this morning(October 14) in Murcia City.

The man was identified by the Guardia Civil as having the initials T.A. and has been on the run for five years from UK authorities over violent assault charges.

No further details were revealed about the British national.

He was detained, along with a woman, by Guardia agents on Calle Cartagena in the El Carmen area of Murcia City.

The British man is alleged to have headed the gang that trafficked arms and are also facing fraud and theft charges.

The Guardia Civil said they recovered a number of firearms from the fugitive’s home.

Six house searches were made in Murcia City, Santomera, and in Las Torres de Cotillas, with eight people arrested in the coordinated early morning raids.

Authorities say that the operation is ongoing and further arrests are not ruled out.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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