Man arrested for Pechina shooting


MURDER CLUES: Burnt-out car. Inset: €93,000 in €500 notes.

A MAN, 29, was arrested in Tarifa, Cadiz, charged with killing another in May 2009 in Pechina.

The victim was a 37-year-old Dutch citizen of Moroccan origin who lived in Malaga.

His body was found at the entrance to a farmhouse on the road between Viator and Pechina with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Guardia Civil found the car which had been rented by the victim and later used by the killers to abandon the scene totally gutted by fire in the Cañada de San Urbano area.

They also found €93,000 in €500 notes in a nearby rubbish container, leading them to believe the killing was the result of a drugs deal gone wrong.

In October last year, two men, aged 29 and 30, were arrested for covering up for the killer after new evidence came to light.

A search was then launched for the third man, believed to be the shooter, who had returned to Morocco.

An operation was set up to catch him when the Guardia Civil learned he was forced to return to Spain on business and he was arrested at Tarifa Port.

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