Wanted Ukrainian couple under arrest in El Campello

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The couple were wanted for the murder of a Ukrainian pharmaceutical director.

A MARRIED couple has been arrested for killing an entrepreneur in their home country of Ukraine.

Officers made the arrest in El Campello in collaboration with Interpol. The man, aged 54, and his 56 year-old wife had taken refuge in Spain after fleeing their country after a Ukrainian newspaper printed a photo of the couple under the headline ‘Wanted.’

They are wanted for the murder of Svitlana Mykolayivna Tabolina, director of a Ukrainian pharmaceutical company who was killed in August last year in Buzova (Ukraine).

It is believed the defendants acted as intermediaries in the purchase of land by the victim, but when it came to collect payment for the purchase they stole the money, attacking the businesswoman, hitting her over the head with a hammer leading to multiple skull fractures and her death.

The body was then moved to another Ukrainian town where it was later found on the banks of a river. The couple fled Ukraine that day. Following investigations they were located in El Campello where they had rented a house.

At the time of arrest they were carrying a total of €21,500.

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