Spanish Police Arrest Two Men On Dutch Murder Charge

Spanish National Police have arrested two men wanted for murder in Holland.

The two men were stopped driving a German registered hire car at the exit of the AP-7 toll motorway exit in Calahonda in the province of Malaga , on the Costa del Sol.

The two men, aged 25 and 26, were returning from Sanlucar de Barrameda in the province of Cadiz.

The Spanish police were acting on a European Arrest Warrant that had been issued by the Dutch authorities for the murder of a 45 year old Colombian man, believed to be a settling of scores between drug trafficking gangs.

The murder took place in the Dutch town of Bergen aan Zee in the afternoon of February 16th this year, at an apartment believed to belong to the victim.

Witnesses said they saw multiple people arguing and shots were subsequently exchanged.

The Columbian was injured but was bundled into a car, which drove away before being stopped by the local police. However he died of his injuries despite attempts to save his life by paramedic teams.

The remaining gang members drove away in at least three vehicles.

The Spanish authorities received a tip off from the Dutch investigators at the beginning of March this year,  to the effect that that one of the two people wanted for the Bergen ann Zee murder could be in Spain, and specifically in the province of Malaga province, possibly being hidden by another Dutch citizen.

He was identified as one of the occupants of the vehicle that was intercepted by National Police at the entrance to the AP-7 motorway in Calahonda, and it was then discovered that the other fugitive was travelling with him.

The two suspects were taken into custody and are awaiting extradition to the Netherlands for their murder trial.