The infamous Spanish killer who was convicted for kidnapping, raping after which killing three schoolgirls in what turned referred to as the Alcasser Murders has been arrested once more, this time for drug trafficking.
The crime, which shocked Spain, was additionally the topic of the 2019 Netflix documentary The Alcasser Murders‘.
Miguel Ricart, 53, is the one particular person to have been convicted of the kidnapping, rape, torture, and homicide of Miriam Garcia Iborra, 14, Toni Gomez Rodriguez, 15, and Desiree Hernandez Folch, 14.
He was sentenced to 170 years behind bars in 1997 however was launched after serving simply 21 following a ruling by the EU Court docket of Justice.
However now he has been arrested once more after being caught in a drug den in Barcelona.
Officers from the Guardia Urbana and Mossos d’Esquadra (Barcelona and Catalonia police forces) seized Ricart contained in the drug flat he was working within the Raval neighbourhood on twentieth December.
They’d been monitoring the residence for some time and had recognized Ricart a couple of weeks earlier.
They are saying he was being paid by a prison gang made up of individuals from the Dominican Republic.
Police arrested one other Spanish man and a Nicaraguan man within the flat, in addition to seizing 25 grammes (0.9 oz) of cocaine and eight (0.3 oz) of heroin.
Each Ricart and the Nicaraguan man have been remanded in custody and have been on account of attend a courtroom listening to on fees of drug trafficking on the time of reporting.
The flat, which police stated was being rented and never squatted, has now been sealed off.
Ricart had typically been seen in queues for profit funds within the space, reported native media.
Nonetheless, had not been recognised by members of the general public on account of his modified look since his launch from jail in 2013.
Ricart and his confederate, Antonio Angles, had picked Miriam, Toni, and Desiree up after discovering them making an attempt to hitch a journey to a nightclub in Picassent in November 1992.
The ladies’ our bodies have been present in a ditch in Tous the next January.
Angles remains to be amongst Interpol Most Needed criminals and is believed by some to have drowned after leaping overboard a container ship he had stowed away on to evade seize.