UPDATE: It has also emerged that the Guardia Civil have this week dispatched a special team to Lanzarote in order to inspect the yacht ‘Daydream,’ which has been docked in Arrecife Marina for several months, in the hope of unearthing additional clues related to this case.
UPDATE: It now transpires that the arrested 55-year-old may well be a person connected with Simon Corner and the disappearance of Lisa Brown from Guadiaro in November of last year and his boat may be connected with the disappearance.
It was said that a second person, reportedly British, had been arrested in Spain soon after the disappearance of Lisa and that his passport had been surrendered but if this is the same person, then the Spanish authorities will not only wish to interview him, but will no doubt also want to examine the seized vessel to establish whether there is any evidence of her having been on board.
A British man implicated in a Spanish homicide has been arrested along with 17 suspected Albanian migrants at Chichester Marina in West Sussex on Tuesday, May 24.
The 55-year-old fugitive, who has not been named, was detained and reportedly accused of facilitating illegal immigration, with Sussex police making the arrests after being tipped off about a suspicious-looking yacht by their Hampshire counterparts.
Spanish authorities have an active European Arrest Warrant on the man, who remains in custody as he waits to be grilled by the Home Office Immigration Enforcement department, while the Albanians have also been detained pending consideration of their cases.
A Home Office spokesman said: “The security of our border is paramount.
“We work with our partners to detect and deter people who attempt to reach the UK illegally, while targeting the criminal gangs behind illegal entry attempts.”
The National Crime Agency recently revealed that migrants are willing to pay thousands of euros to be smuggled into Britain by boat or aircraft.