Ten members of a criminal gang have been arrested as a result of investigations into the fatal shooting of a 49-year-old bar and nightclub owner in Marbella at the end of January 2019.
The man, who was Spanish but of Moroccan descent, was taken by surprise on his return to his San Pedro home. He was shot 14 times.
The arrests, including of the two men thought to be responsible for this attack, came after a year of investigations carried out jointly by the Spanish police and forces in the Netherlands. The group proved incredibly difficult to trace as they communicated via encrypted mobile phones.
The group was contracted by other criminal gangs to carry out hits to settle scores. The gang was brought down shortly after receiving an assignment in February - to kill someone located in Spain.