Wanted hitman arrested at his birthday party on the Costa del Sol


The wanted man is taken into custody. / SUR

  • The 31-year-old, who lived in Mijas but was detained in Torremolinos, is wanted by authorities in connection with 'multiple' murders in Spain and the Netherlands

The Guardia Civil have arrested a 31-year-old Dutch man who is, allegedly, a hitman and involved in "multiple murders" on the Costa del Sol and in the Netherlands.

Last June, the police on the Costa del Sol received information from Dutch police about the presence of the wanted man in Spain, specifically in the Mijas area.

After undercover surveillance of the Mijas property where the man lived, officers discovered that the criminal frequented a pub in Torremolinos. As friends of the man gathered to celebrate the wanted man’s birthday at the pub, members of the Guardia Civil’s elite rapid action group raided the party and arrested the suspect, with the initials JLS.

Dutch authorities said the individual is considered a "dangerous hitman" and they have linked him to "multiple murders".

In Spain, the Guardia Civil believe the arrested man was involved in “settling of scores” crimes between drug-trafficking gangs, including an incident in Mijas in the summer of 2016, when a man was murdered and his 20-year-old girlfriend was left seriously injured after being shot five times.