The National Police have detained a 31-year-old British citizen in a hotel in Arona, south of Tenerife, for possession of a firearm after Cleaning staff found a revolver in his bed, under the pillow.
As reported by the Police in a statement, the man had a gun and six cartridges in the hotel room where he was staying, which also involved 3,600 euros and 700 pounds in cash.
The agents were notified by the hotel manager after the cleaning staff found the weapon and ammunition under the guest’s pillow.
The National Police established a search to locate this person and proceeded to arrest him as soon as he returned to the hotel.
When approached by the national police officers, he fled but was caught and detained by the agents, who transferred him to the police station to process proceedings before being placed at the disposal of the judicial authorities.