Drugs’ war continues on Costa del Sol with another killing
The Costa del Sol continues to be plagued by brutal murders connected to the ongoing drugs’ war.
Police have been investi-gating the fourth murder in just one month and just eleven days after a British man was slain in a hail of bullets.
The latest victim was a French citizen in his 60s. He was gunned down in the Cabopino area of Marbella where his car was parked outside a petrol station and several restaurants. Wit-nesses say he was returning to the vehicle when he was surprised by two masked men who were waiting in a blue Renault Megane. They got out and shot him at least twice and then sped off in the car, which was rented, towards the motorway in the direction of Malaga through the popular tourist area of Calahonda. The car was going so fast that is smashed through the toll barriers. The car was later found abandoned and on fire near Mijas.
On November 22nd, a British man from Salford, Greater Manchester, was shot dead as he parked outside his luxury villa in Riviera del Sol near Fuengirola after returning from the gym. He died instantly after one of the seven bullets fired at him hit him in the heart.
Just a week before, on November 16th, hitmen shot and killed another man and seriously injured another in a shooting in the Andasol urbanisation of Marbella. In this case, the man killed was of Arab origin. The second man was rushed to Costa del Sol hospital.
And just before this, the body of a man of Bulgarian nationality was found in the gutter of the A-7176 that links the municipalities of Marbella and Istán. He had suffered four gunshot wounds.
Spanish police believe the latest shooting was an adjustment of accounts, with numerous drug gangs at work on the Costa del Sol where many residents say they are fearful of their lives if they get caught up in an attack.
The Spanish press say this latest shooting is just the tip of the iceberg in the multi-million pound drugs’ war on the Costa del Sol “in which mafias throughout Europe compete”.
“These crimes are a con-sequence of dirty businesses that go wrong, although this time several incidents have coincided in a short space of time,” says Sur.es