Irish man 'with links to organised crime' arrested in Spain over kidnapping in Holland after going on the run
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Irish man 'with links to organised crime' arrested in Spain over kidnapping in Holland after going on the run

AN IRISHMAN with supposed links to organised crime has been arrested on kidnapping charges.

The 32-year-old man had been on the run from authorities in Holland after Dutch police issued a European Arrest Warrant for his crime.

He was arrested in a hotel in Tenerife after reportedly escaping to the Spanish island with a fake identity.

Spanish police confirmed the arrest of the unnamed fugitive on Friday, saying they received a tip off from colleagues in the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella.

A spokesman for Spain’s National Police confirmed: "The National Police has arrested an Irish man aged 32 allegedly linked to organised crime.

"He was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Dutch authorities for a crime of kidnap.

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"Investigators, thanks to information supplied by National Police colleagues in Marbella, were informed the fugitive who is allegedly linked to organised crime could be in the south of Tenerife.

"Police located this person who was staying at a hotel in Adeje with a false identity.

"Once they had taken appropriate security measures officers proceeded to identify this man.

"After confirming it was the person who was wanted, police arrested and took him to the nearest station."

An extradition hearing is now due to take place in Madrid, to decide whether or not the fugitive is extradited to Holland.