Three suspected hitmen have been arrested for bomb attacks on properties
suspected to be owned by a drugs gang on an industrial estate on the Costa
One of the suspects was arrested in Marbella, in the southern Spanish
province of Malaga in the Andalusia region, and the other two in Malmo,
They are suspected of having carried out the two attacks in the province of
Malaga that were both captured on video.
One clip shows an explosive device being lit on a pavement and a hooded
criminal running away. The device then goes off, destroying a car and
leaving the home it was placed in front of seriously damaged.
In another case a man can be seen taking an explosive device out of the
boot of a car and leaving it on the pavement outside a building. The hooded
man then runs away, looking behind to see if the fuse has been correctly
lit before getting back into the vehicle and driving away.
Investigators believe the explosives were placed at the two properties in a
settling of scores incident as both properties were owned by a suspected
drug dealer and his gang.
The incident took place on 10th October in front of a house located in the
residential area known as Benahavis, and at an industrial site in San Pedro
After the explosions, a burning vehicle was found in Nagueles, in Marbella
city, with fake licence plates and the car is reported to have been stolen
from Belgium some years ago.
The suspects are believed to belong to an important Europe-wide criminal
organisation and have been charged with illegal possession of explosives,
homicide and falsifying documents.
The homicide charge is not related to the explosions.
Cops reportedly seized bulletproof and anti-explosive vests during the raids
on three properties in Sweden and one in Spain.