FOUR BRITS have been arrested in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Francis Brennan in January 2014.
A petty criminal on the run from the UK, Brennan was abducted from his Javea hideout by three men posing as Guardia Civil officers.
His body – showing signs of torture and bound in plastic -was later washed up on La Zenia beach in April 2014.
A joint operation between the Guardia Civil and British Police saw two arrests being made in Liverpool and two in Javea, as part of the third phase of ‘Operation Brennan’.
No details about the detainees have been made public.
Authorities carried out two house raids in Liverpool – seizing 60 kilograms of drugs plus cash and jewellery.
Three house raids were carried out in Javea, authorities seizing cash sums of £40,000 and €30,000 as well as jewellery and two vehicles.
As a result of information gathered from the raids, authorities have also been able to block bank accounts and seize properties to the value of €2 million.
Earlier this year, Liverpool coroner Andre Rebello ruled Brennan’s death an ‘unlawful killing’.
‘I’m satisfied that his death was through strangulation and given the circumstances in which his body was washed on the beach, I’m satisfied that he was unlawfully killed,’ said Rebello.
The ‘hit’ was allegedly ordered by Liverpudlian drug lord, Paul Scott, who was jailed in January 2015 for 14 years after admitting to conspiracy over the importation of cocaine to the UK.
Scott is the Guardia Civil’s prime suspect for plotting the murder of Brennan, which was said to be over a debt.