Well-known Irish criminal John Gilligan has actually been arrested in Spain after a global drug trafficking investigation.
The crime manager was one of 6 people arrested throughout the raid on a house in Alicante on Friday following an operation by Spanish, Irish and UK authorities.
Police took four kgs of marijuana, 15,000 pills, cash, files and cellphones, which are all stated to be linked to drug trafficking.
A Colt Python revolver was also found buried in the garden, and is thought to be the same make and design utilized to murder journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996.
Spanish police state they are now examining with Irish equivalents whether this weapon is the actual murder weapon.
Footage of Friday’s raid was published to Twitter by authorities, and programs 68- year-old Gilligan being led away in handcuffs.
It likewise reveals officers discovering the revolver outside.
In a statement, Policia Nacional stated the people apprehended were led by a “popular Irish criminal” and were likewise part of “a violent group of drug and arms traffickers”.
The force added that the group had actually specialised in “sending illeg