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Man due in court in Spain over murder of Gary Hutch

The man in his 30s was arrested yesterday as part of a joint operation between Irish and Spanish authorities.

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A DUBLIN MAN in his 30s is expected to appear before a Spanish judge today in connection with the murder of Gary Hutch in Marbella in September 2015.

The man will appear before a judge in the resort town of Fuengirola, near Malaga this morning. It’s expected that he will be briefly questioned by the judge who will then decide if he has a case to answer.

Gary Hutch, 34, was gunned down outside his home in Miraflores near Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol on 24 September last year.

The arrested man is understood to be related to a high-profile Dublin criminal, and has been described as one of the “key players” in the Garda investigation of the Kinahan drug gang by Detective Superintendent Tony Howard.

The man was arrested yesterday as part of a joint investigation between Spanish and Irish authorities which saw 11 searches carried out in both Dublin and the south of Spain.

Among the items seized during the joint operation were computers, phones, €23,000 in cash and false identifications.

Howard said officers also retrieved several items of financial documentation in relation to banks outside the jurisdiction.

The Detective Superintendent said yesterday that arrests in Ireland are expected “in the near future” and that the evidence gathered in the raids would assist in securing charges against those involved.

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