Man arrested in Spain over Gary Hutch murder is remanded in custody

Dubliner was detained as part of a joint operation between gardaí and Spanish police

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An Irish man arrested in connection with the murder of Gary Hutch has appeared in court in Spain. 

The Dubliner was detained yesterday as part of a joint investigation by Spanish and Irish authorities. 

A judge in Fuengirola remanded him in custody while the offences are further investigated. 

Spanish police have been helping gardaí investigate the Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud for a number of months.

Searches were carried out in Dublin and the Marbella area on Wednesday as part of the operation.

Some €23,000 in cash was seized in Ireland, along with counterfeit documents relating to money laundering, while a yacht and Bentley car were confiscated in Spain. 

Gardaí said warrants were executed with a view to gathering evidence to support a prosecution against individuals engaged in serious organised crime.

The killing of Gary Hutch is seen as having sparked the feud violence that has so far claimed the lives of 10 people.

The 34-year-old was shot dead in the Costa del Sol in September 2015.