A Polish assassin has been arrested on Friday on his way to the Southern Spanish city of Marbella to kidnap a member of a rival clan, according to a Statement by Spanish National police.
The arrested man was described as “dangerous and usually armed”, with numerous records in Poland for kidnappings, injuries and drug trafficking. He is also said to have strong ties to international organised crime based on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Some 100,000 euros and 1000 pounds in cash were discovered in the possession of another man at the time of this arrest. It is believed the money was to be used to purchase a shipment of narcotics.
The investigation into the man’s activities began last March after a tip off from the Polish police about his presence in Spain where he was leading a criminal organisation involved in drug trafficking and robbery.
Investigators learned that the detainee was in Spain to kidnap a member of a rival gang. He had first traveled to Barcelona accompanied by three others before travelling south to the province from Malaga.
Once Spanish police were made aware of the his presence in the country a surveillance operation was put in place in coordination between the Catalan regional police, Mossos D’Esquadra, and Spanish National Police. On March 20, agents observed the group of criminals leave their hotel in Barcelona and go by taxi to Sants station to a get train headed for the Andalusian city.
After the train arrived at Malaga station, agents proceeded to identify and subsequently detain the suspect, who is now awaiting extradition to Poland.