Spanish police dismantle gang believed to be ‘planning murders’ on the Costa del Sol

ARRESTED: The arrested individuals were moving around Spain using fake documents. Photo: Guardia Civil

TWO suspected members of a gang known as the ‘death patrol’ have been arrested by police in Barcelona after warnings were received that a murder was soon to take place in Malaga province.

The criminal group of Swedish citizens of Somali origins has reportedly been linked to drug trafficking, money laundering and settlement of accounts, and also crimes carried out in Stockholm.

‘Operation Dajir’ has now been closed after the second part of the operation, led by the Guardia Civil and the Guardia Urbana, ended with new arrests of two individuals in Barcelona allegedly hiding out in the country after feeling from Sweden.

One of the gang’s leaders, who was wanted for multiple crimes, was arrested in the area of Las Ramblas, after the tip off from Swedish police.

The other detainee, considered ‘very dangerous’, was reportedly part of a criminal group of assassins considered responsible for multiple murders related to drug trafficking in Sweden.

The arrested individuals were moving around Spain using fake documents and constantly changing their place of residence to avoid being caught.

The Spanish National court have initiated the transfer of the offenders to Swedish Authorities.

The investigation was carried out by the Judicial Police Organic Units following commands from the Guardia Civil of Malaga and Barcelona in collaboration with the Guardia Urbana of Barcelona.

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