Drugs killer surrenders after shooting

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A DRUG trafficker shot dead a fellow dealer and then turned the gun on the man’s wife in front of their baby daughter.

Detectives are working on the theory the killing, in a garage in Cartagena, follows a cocaine deal that went wrong.

Police said both men had known each other for some years and were linked to ‘small-scale’ drug trafficking in the Jose Maria de Lapuerta neighbourhood.

After the killing the man organised his own surrender to National Police officers.

He told them he would give himself up but wanted a particular individual officer to be present.

Police believe the meeting between the two dealers had been called to pay off a drugs debt involving around half a kilo of cocaine.

The killer, who has a wife and two children, is said to have lured the man to a garage on the pretext of sorting out the deal.

But he then shot dead his fellow dealer, who had recently completed a prison sentence for drug-related offences.

He also shot the man’s wife, named in reports as Josefina, although she survived her injuries.

It is understood the injured woman worked in a perfumery store.

The couple’s baby daughter was in the back of the car but was unharmed.

 

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