Arrests in Irish gang leader killing rise to nine

7th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

Police on Wednesday arrested two Moroccan women in Estepona, bringing to nine the number of people detained so far as part of an investigation into the murder of an Irish gang leader in the southern resort on Monday.

7 February 2008

MADRID - Police on Wednesday arrested two Moroccan women in Estepona, bringing to nine the number of people detained so far as part of an investigation into the murder of an Irish gang leader in the southern resort on Monday.

Paddy Doyle, 28, was gunned down when he stepped from a car in a residential area of the resort. He was apparently the most senior member in Spain of an Irish gang involved in drug trafficking and organised crime. Police suspect that his death may have been a revenge killing by a rival gang, thought to be involved in cocaine trafficking.

Aside from the Moroccan women, six British nationals and one Irish citizen are also being held in relation to the case.

[Copyright EL PAÍS 2008]

Subject: Spanish news

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