By John Smith • 14 August 2017 • 7:47
A selection of the weapons found
Following the murder of a lorry driver in Caudete (Albacete), six Spaniards and one Italian have been arrested and charged with a number of offences.
Those involved are in the process of being charged with a combination of murder, robbery with violence and intimidation as well as illegal possession of weapons including firearms and knives.
Whilst the members of the gang had a string of criminal offences connected with them, the dead man’s body was discovered on the ground next to his lorry and when officers attended the scene they discovered that he had been shot and stabbed.
Guardia Civil experts managed to reconstruct the movements of the driver who had made a previous stop in a service area of the A-31 motorway, before joining the N-344 (Almería-Valencia) where, outside of Caudete, they overtook him and made him stop before executing him.
Five of the gang have been imprisoned whilst one woman and a man who provided a car have been released on bail.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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