JOHN Gilligan has been arrested with two other people in Spain.
The 68-year-old gangster was detained by cops on the Spanish island of Costa Blanca.
John Gilligan is being held by cops in SpainCredit: PA:Press Association
One of the other men arrested with Gilligan is understood to be Irish.
According to the Irish Times, gardai are making inquiries to Spanish police to find out why he was arrested.
Last year, Gilligan walked free from court after a judge threw out charges against him.
The thug was arrested with €22,280 in a suitcase at Belfast International Airport last year but had his criminal property charges dismissed at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court.
STOPPED BEFORE FLIGHT
The former mob boss, from Greenforth Crescent, Dublin, was stopped with cash before he boarded a flight to Alicante, Spain.
Prosecutors argued that he intended to purchase a prescription drug in Spain for distribution on
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