THE victim was shot a total of 14 times in Marbella, Spain, last October 27. He was identified as a 40-year-old man of Bulgarian origin. The lifeless body was found with bullet impacts near the ditch of the A-7176 road, which links Marbella and Istán.
The Spanish National Police has clarified – with the collaboration of the German Federal Criminal Police – that the suspect, a 46 year-old man also of Bulgarian origin, has been arrested in Germany.
Police identified the alleged killer just 10 days after the body was found and thrown down a ravine.
Following a joint operation between the German Federal Police and Spain’s National Police, the suspects vehicle was seized, and despite a thorough clean of the vehicle, including changing the car’s license plates, traces of the victim’s blood was found as well as other evidence related to the event under investigation and, in addition, 5.6 kg of cocaine in a hidden compartment.
As Euro Weekly News understands, the violent killing is believed to be a “settling of scores” between rival gangs. And that the alleged suspect had arrived in Spain just days before the murder was committed.
From the inspection of the place where the body was discovered and by reconstructing the escape route, the agents gained important details to the crime and during a search carried out in a house used by the suspect in Marbella, the police located a taser gun and other weapons related to the crime.
The alleged suspect, who was arrested in Germany and is set to be extradited to Spain for a trial, has been attributed with the crimes of murder, drug trafficking, false documents and illegal possession of weapons.