Video | Irish criminal wanted for murder arrested in Fuengirola


The arrest was made by the UCO branch of the Guardia Civil. / SUR

  • Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch was detained by police on the Costa del Sol following collaboration with the authorities in Ireland

A well-known Irish criminal wanted for murder, has been arrested by police in Fuengirola, following a joint, international investigation with authorities in Ireland.

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch was detained by Guardia Civil officers under a European arrest warrant and now faces an extradition hearing. Hutch is the head of the family, considered a rival of the Kinahan drug gang, in the Irish republic.

This clash between clans started in Mijas in 2015 and has continued since then, claiming more than ten lives in Dublin and other parts of the country – and some sources say the number of deaths could be as high as 18.

According to the Irish press, Hutch has been actively pursued by the authorities for some time, and the main charge against him is the armed assault on the Regency Hotel, in 2016, during which a man died and others were injured. Since then Hutch has been on the run, until now.