Brit arrested after gun found under his hotel room pillow
A 31-year-old British man has been arrested in the south of Tenerife are cleaning staff at an Arona hotel found a gun under his pillow.
Six cartridges were also discovered in his room, together with 3,600 euros and £700.
Police were called in by the hotel manager after the cleaning staff found the weapon and ammunition under the guest’s pillow.
“The National Police established a surveillance device to locate this person and proceed to arrest him in security conditions as soon as he returned to the establishment,” said a spokesman. “When approached by the national police officers, he fled on foot but was caught and detained by the agents, who transferred him to the police station to process the corresponding proceedings before being placed at the disposal of the judicial authorities.
“The man faces prosecution for a crime of possession of a firearm.