15 Oct, 2023 @ 15:00
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Civil Guard nabs British national in Spain’s Javea on suspicion of drug trafficking, money laundering and belonging to a criminal organisation

British suspect arrested in Javea
Civil Guard

THE CIVIL GUARD has arrested a British national in Javea who is wanted by the authorities back home on suspicion of drug trafficking, money laundering and belonging to a criminal organisation. 

The suspect has been linked to the importation of large quantities of narcotics into the United Kingdom, based on investigations into encrypted messaging systems that he was allegedly using for his criminal activities. 

According to a statement from the Civil Guard, the Spanish authorities were investigating the man in partnership with their British counterparts. 

British suspect arrested in Javea
The British suspect during his arrest by the Civil Guard.

The National Crime Agency in the UK passed information to Spain about his possible whereabouts, allowing the Civil Guard to locate him in Alicante province. 

After weeks of ‘intense and discrete’ operations, according to the Civil Guard, the authorities were able to locate and arrest the suspect.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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