Video shows drugs suspect arrest

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Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Dramatic footage showing a British drugs suspect and alleged member of a Hells Angels gang being tackled to the ground by armed police in Spain has emerged.

Conrad Toland, 47, was pinned to the pavement outside a restaurant in Madrid by three officers carrying handguns.

One officer shoves a pistol into his neck while another shouts: “Don’t move, if you move …”

The video was captured on a chest camera worn by one of the Civil Guards as they arrested the fugitive on suspicion of drugs smuggling and money laundering.

He was allegedly the mastermind behind a drugs ring that smuggled 155kg of cocaine from Ecuador to Belgium disguised as tuna in July 2011.

The suspected drugs lord is also accused of supplying cocaine to the Hells Angels in Bruges and belonging to an armed gang, a Civil Guard spokesman said.

Toland was on the run for months before he was tracked down in Malaga but managed to evade capture until October 13.

The alleged gang chief was grabbed by police as he was leaving his girlfriend’s flat in Madrid.

He faces extradition proceedings to Belgium where he has been handed a ten-year sentence.

Toland has been wanted by Spanish authorities since July 2013.

The same team of officers also arrested another Briton Trevor Moore, 45, in Costa del Sol last January.

A Civil Guard spokesman said he was acting as Toland’s right-hand man.

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014 by The News Editor

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