Spanish cops swoop on Kinahan cartel associate Gary Vickery in Lanzarote
Dublin man Gary Vickery (38) had previously pleaded guilty to having a leading involvement in conspiring to import class A and B drugs worth at least €27m into the UK.
He is due to be sentenced with two other accused, high-level Kinahan member Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh and Daniel Canning from Walkinstown in the capital.
However, a warrant was issued for Vickery's arrest after he failed to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on several occasions, claiming he couldn't get a PCR test.
On Wednesday, he was finally arrested by the Guardia Civil at a pub in Lanzarote following a lengthy surveillance operation.