AFTER almost a year of investigation, the Guardia Civil announced on September 14 that officers had arrested the person who they believe was responsible for the murder of 30-year-old Irishman Gary Hutch in Mijas on September 24, 2015.
Reportedly, the shooting of Mr Hutch started a major feud between two Irish criminal organisations which were allegedly involved in drugs and arms trafficking as well as money laundering.
According to the Guardia Civil press release, this murder triggered the violent death of another seven people in Ireland and most recently Calvia in Mallorca.
The authorities have revealed that the man arrested has the initials JQ and a number of items including vehicles, weapons and mobile phones were removed from premises in Marbella together with a large amount of cash.
The investigators who operated from the offices of the Guardia Civil in Malaga worked closely with the Irish Garda (with both organisations sending officers to the others country) and Europol and they are confident that this arrest now solves this the third and last violent murder that occurred in Mijas during the summer of 2015.