Police arrest hitman who dismembered victims
AFP · 22 Jan 2014, 09:11
Published: 22 Jan 2014 09:11 GMT+01:00
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The 33-year-old man is accused of murdering the two Colombian residents of Spain, whose chopped-up body parts turned up May 31st last year in a canal in the town of Pijnacker Nootdorp, near the Dutch city of The Hague, Spanish police said in a statement.
The Colombian victims had travelled from Spain to the Netherlands for a drugs deal that went wrong, and they were murdered in a supposed settling of scores, police said.
Spanish police said they arrested the suspected hitman — named by the Spanish press as Juan Héctor Alejandro Roldán Puentes — on January 16th in the town of Majadahonda, near Madrid, after the Dutch authorities had issued a European detention order.
The man was also charged with drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion, police said.