Watch: Moment Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch is arrested by Spanish police
17th August 2021
A video of the moment Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch was arrested in Spain has been released by Spanish police, the Civil Guard.© Provided by Extra.ie
The Dubliner was arrested last Thursday evening at a packed restaurant in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola by detectives posing as tourists.
Pictures were also released by the Spanish police showing undercover officers in plain clothes leading Hutch, who was wearing a facemask, away.© Provided by Extra.ie A video of the moment Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch was arrested in Spain has been released by the Civil Guard. Pic: La Civil Guard
A spokesperson for the Civil Guard said confirmed that the arrest of Hutch had been made.
The 58 year old’s extradition has been sought by Gardai investigating the murder of Kinahan gang member David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.
The spokesperson outlined the process that the Civil Guard followed following the EU-wide arrest warrant.© Provided by Extra.ie The infamous gangland figure was arrested last Thursday evening at a packed restaurant in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola. Pic: La Civil Guard
The Civil Guard described how Hutch had gone missing from his residence in the Canary Islands in April 2021. They also said how Hutch had a successful network in place to ensure in place to ensure that he could remain in hiding.
In the video, Hutch is shown wearing a green T-shirt and shorts as he is handcuffed.
In their statement, the Guard described how Hutch was located in a property in the centre of Fuengirola where he was put under police observation. The Civil Guard revealed that they waited until he left the property and headed to a well known restaurant where he was detained. Police also said: ‘The arrested man was handed over to the judiciary before his appearance at the Audienci National court in Madrid.