Spanish police arrest luxury-loving suspected drug kingpin

After a two-year investigation, Moroccan national Fikri Amellah was arrested in a dawn raid on his Barcelona apartment on Tuesday (December 14) in a joint operation with French and Belgian police, the Guardia Civil police force said.

Another 16 people from the network were detained in Barcelona, Galicia and Andalusia. All but three of them have been remanded in custody.

Guardia Civil footage showed heavily armed officers breaking down doors in Barcelona and searching a luxury riverside apartment.

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