Witnesses mistake illegally hunted 111 kilo tuna fish for a dead body

  • It prompted a brief murder investigation and the arresting of a fisherman

A foreign couple in Puerto Banús called 091 when they thought they had witnessed a dead body, wrapped in a huge bag, being unloaded off a boat and transferred into a car boot. However the supposed arm the couple thought they had seen fall out of the bag was actually a fin belonging to a 111-kilogramme tuna that had been poached by restaurant owners hoping to cook and sell it.

Forensics were deployed at the scene and a fisherman was arrested. The amusing incident emerged when the detainee finally revealed the truth after being investigated for murder.

The fish was later seized from the San Pedro restaurant freezer and the murder charges dropped, but they have been issued with cautions for breaking fishing laws.