Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested in Spain over gangland feud

By Brian Hutton

Police have arrested a man in connection with a murder that sparked a bloody gangland war that has spilled over on to the streets of Dublin and Spanish sun resorts.

The suspect was detained in Spain as Irish and Spanish detectives carried out co-ordinated dawn raids in both countries in an international investigation into the Kinahan crime cartel.

The man is being questioned about the murder of Gary Hutch in September last year on the Costa del Sol.

Hutch had fallen foul of the Kinahan outfit and their operations in Spain.

The killing started a wave of blood-letting leading to 10 murders, including two innocent victims of mistaken identity and the audacious AK47 gun attack on a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin in February.

Garda Detective Superintendent Tony Howard told a Press briefing in the Irish capital that a number of his colleagues were with Spain's Guardia Civil during the joint operation in Malaga.

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