This brings to an end the third phase of Operation Brennan which has been an on-going investigation for over three years. Phase one concluded on December 26, 2014, with phase two coming to an end on April 21, 2015.
During this latest chapter, the Joint Task Force based in UK and in Spain, carried out five home raids, two in Liverpool, in which they seized money, jewellery and 60 kilos of drugs, and three in Spain, where agents seized 30,000 euros, 40,000 pounds, a quantity of valuable jewels and two vehicles.
They were also able to block bank accounts and seize properties to the value of 2 million euros.
The deceased had been abducted by three men on January 24, 2014 in Javea. They’d masqueraded as policemen, bundled him into a vehicle before kidnapping him and holding him for what was alleged to be a debt that he had incurred related to the trafficking of drugs with Paul Scott, another British dealer, who was arrested as he flew into the UK from Holland on board a light aircraft
Scott was facing life imprisonment in England for the importation of more than 40 tons of cocaine.
As the murder investigation continued the Guardia Civil next arrested 54-year-old Englishman Paul Monk in Javea, who was allegedly involved in the abduction and murder of Brennan, as well as activities related to drug trafficking and money laundering.
Monk, one of the 10 most wanted criminals in the UK, was discovered on an urbanisation of Javea, where he hiding. The Guardia Civil established a surveillance device on the house, and once located he was immediately arrested.
Inside the house, the Guardia found 125,000 euros in cash, a pistol with silencer, a forged Slovenian passport and documentation relating to the crime, that was being investigated and which then led to the beginning of the third Phase of Operation BRENNAN.