Spanish police forces, in combination with the Swedish one, carried out arrests on the Costa del Sol and in Sweden against a gang of hitmen, two of whom were Swedes.
This was in connection with bombing attacks on a house on the 10th of October in an urbanización in Benahavís and a warehouse in San Pedro de Alcántara, both of which belong to a rival drug-gang leader.
The Guardia Civil and the Policía Nacional had separetely found a connection to a gang of professional hitmen based in Sweden operating in several European countries, so they decided to pool their efforts, mounting a joint operation called Mudhika-Letonia.
The said investigation found that after planting the bomb outside the house and the warehouse the hitmen had torched the car that they had used, which had been stolen in Belgium. It was the theft of this vehicle several years before that provided the link to the Swedish gang, who had used the same bombing techniques as those employed in the province of Málaga.
Having identified several gang members, aged between 20 and 30, thanks to mounting evidence that was pointing towards them, they located two in Malmö, and requested the participation of the Swedish police to carry out their arrest with Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional officers flying out for the task.
At the same time as the arrests taking place in Sweden, the third hitman was arrested in Marbella.
Four house searches – three in Sweden and one in Spain – turned up a lot of material used in this kind of attacks, including anti-explosive anti-blast clothing, which is not something that you are likely to keep under your sink together with household cleaning products.
(News: Marbella, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)