Scots fugitives on the run arrested in Marbella, Bilbao and Amsterdam

All three men will now be subject to extradition proceedings.

Scots fugitives on the run arrested in Marbella, Bilbao and Amsterdam Stephen Barnes via iStock

Three Scottish men who were wanted for a series of crimes have been arrested in Spain and Amsterdam.

Police Scotland said the fugitives were nabbed on separate international warrants this week.

On June 19, a 32-year-old man was arrested in Marbella, Spain in connection with conspiracy to commit murder and serious organised crime offences.

On June 22, a 23-year-old man was arrested at Bilbao Ferry Port, Spain in connection with a series of aggravated assaults.

Another man, 31, was arrested on the same day in Amsterdam in connection with attempted murders.

All three will now be subject to extradition proceedings.

Police said the operation was in collaboration with the National Crime Agency and international partners including An Garda Síochána, Dutch National Police and Spanish National Police.

Detective chief superintendent Vicky Watson, with overall responsibility for Police Scotland FAST and Extradition Unit, said: “The people of Scotland can be reassured that Police Scotland continues to deploy all available investigative resources and intelligence techniques to track down fugitives who have fled Scotland.

“There is no doubt that communities in Scotland, and Europe, are safer places due to the efforts of our team and their partners.

“This operation underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.”