Polish billionaire who claimed to be a diplomat arrested in Ibiza for illegal arms sales including 200,000 assault rifles in plot which echoes ‘The Night Manager’

  • Ex-military man pretended to be a diplomat from Guinea Bissau
  • Police officer believed to be one of nine men arrested during raids 
  • Arms dealing included selling on more than 200,000 Kalashnikov AK-47s

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Police have smashed an international arms gang based in Ibiza and headed by a Polish billionaire who claimed to be a diplomat from Guinea Bissau.

The ex-military man had a plaque put up outside his house on the island to say he enjoyed diplomatic immunity and even used the Gambian presidential plane to send military weapons to South Sudan.

A police officer is said to be one of nine men arrested during raids in connection with the illegal sale of more than 200,000 Kalashnikov AK-47s assault rifles, rocket launchers and military tanks.

This photo released by Spanish police shows the moment officer swooped on the residence and arrested nine people in connection with the sale of weapons

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