Costa Del Sol Rampage Against The British Drug Mafia:
Now it was time to go after the British Drug Mafia. I had decided the best way to bring them down was to disrupt the deal they can do, the main way they were trafficking back then was by bringing cars down from the UK that were stolen or obtained on finance and driven down and later reported stolen. They would then swap them with the Moroccan Mafia for Marijuana. The cars would go on the ferry at Cadiz or Algeciras and over to Tangiers or Ceuta. The Moroccan Mafia then re plated them on Moroccan plates and shipped them all over the world as legitimate cars; a lot went to South America where they swapped them for cocaine.
So I decided to disrupt this area first, I asked and got contacts for car recovery experts working with MI6, he instructed me on what to do, I was to get every British car registration all along the coast, he would then run them through a check and we would have the ones that were stolen or on finance seized by the Spanish police, we would then recover them to the insurance company. This would remove many cars from turning into drugs and slow down the drug trade on the coast.
I teamed up with a guy from Scotland Yard and ex Flying Squad guy who knew the ropes and we took every car we could find. His name was Norman Birch, we had that many cars we were considering at one point setting up a car lot, as the insurance company said it would be cheaper to sell them on the coast and just return them the salvage money. We went as far as finding a car lot in Soto Grande on the main road near the san Roque Club and golf course Valderrama.
The next phase of going after the British Drug Mafia was to disrupt there deals, the best way to do this was to throw a spanner in the works, the best way to do this was to make it more and more risky to do deals, so along with a British guy called Tony (the lock) Smith from Gorton who I had met in the UK previously, I had tested his skills when he was round my home in Gorton by asking him to step outside, when he did I locked the door, and through the letter box I said, if youíre a master locksmith get in on your own. It took him 15 seconds and he stepped back in the house! He could open anything.
There was two things I wanted to do, bring down Ronnie Knight and wreck the drugs trade on the coast, and while I was at it wreak havoc on the costa del sol for their corruption in allowing these clowns/criminals to get a foothold on the coast in the first place.
I wrote a song for Ronnie that was called the Ronnie rap, it appeared in the Daily Mirror, it was all about how Ronnie was involved in the Security express robbery for six million pound which he had bragged to us about in the bar in one of his stupas! I arranged a studio to record it in using Barry Mason who offered the studio time for free, Ronnie was going to do it, but Sue talked him out of it. Sue was a mess and had had enough of the cost del crime, she secretly wanted Ronnie to go back to the UK, they hated each other, they would kiss over the bar falsely and then spit on the floor after, it was funny. Ronnie gave me the go ahead but he had left for England before I could get it done.
I started to organised hits on the crews of the British Drug Mafia, this would involve any scam we could come up with to get their drugs off them and not pay them, so either stealing them or getting them to give us them by appealing to their greed.
We started by putting the word round that we could get marijuana back to the UK, but we had no money to buy the drugs, we were approached within 24 hours, they asked how we were going to get it back so we told them we has a camper van that had secret compartments in, one guy wanted to see the van before we sent it back so the next day we showed him the van, it had nothing in it, but he did not know so we said go on see if you can find the compartment, he looked for 30 mins and gave up. We told him he was safe with us, we laughed all night. They would give us all the drugs we wanted, every day, we then took the drugs and sold them back to them via an intermediary, we also put the word out that we could supply the marijuana as well and lots of people came forward to buy the drugs, on one occasion the guy had a big bundle of cash, so I drove them into La Linia and told them to wait on the corner while I went in to get it, they gave me the money and I drove off and left them on the corner, it went on and on, day after day.
On another occasion we had put the word out we had cheap cocaine, so a guy from the Turkish Mafia showed up with 10,000 and we told him he would have to buy double, he came it to talk about it, we had fake guns and we put them down as we did he put his hand thinking he was in danger we laughed at him and said donít worry, he left the 10,000 with us as a deposit and we arranged to meet him same place same time the next day to conclude it, we were across the road in a car watching him he waited over an hour.
We then decided to hit some of their businesses as well, so we got a van and a couple of helpers, and told the helpers it was an inside job and we got them to knock a hole in the wall of the business and empty the place, we did this to about 8 Mafia businesses, we called it the hole in the wall gang. After a month of doing this deal dried up no one was making a move in case they got had over.
I decided it was time to go after Ronnie knight, he lied to me and gave my address out to the Turkish Mafia guy and he was up to his neck in what happened to Jayne and ran the Drugs Trade on the costa del sol.
I was still frequenting Ronnies bar at this time and he had no idea what was about to happen, a guy turned up at Ronnie knights bar, called Richard Bellman he was fronting as a producer from Coin Film Studios where he was funding a pilot show that was to be hosted by a well-known guy on the coast called Maurice Boland, Richard invited Ronnie to appear on the show with Peter Stringfellow and some others on Sunday the 28th November 1993 at Coin film Studios. Barrie Nathen a BBC film producer was to do the show. Richard Bellman was the money, or was he!
I spent some time with Richard Bellman away from Ronnies bar, he took Jayne and I out for a few meals in Marbella where he lived in a villa with cameras all round it (Back in 1993!!!). He drove a red Porsche Turbo, and had a huge office in Puerto Banus, I was invited down to his office one day and witnessed what sort of work he was
Doing, I was sat in his office that had only him in it, but had 20 desks and computers all brand new, it was gigantic, plush top of the line. He was on the phone, he was openly talking about deals with tons of marijuana, and arms deals, none stop, one call after another. He said if I wanted to use the offices I could to help me get back on my feet. I did not take him up on the offer after I heard what he was doing there.
Peter Stringfellow, Richard Bellman, Me and Ronnie Knight
Later I was to meet and show a photo of Richard Bellman to MI6 and they recognised him immediately and asked how I got a picture of this guy as they did not have one. Looking back and with what I know now I would say that Richard Bellman was an MI6 arms and drugs broker on a huge scale.
We went up to Coin film studios with Richard Bellman, Ronnie Knight and Peter Stringfellow, Sue knight was with us and Jayne, Barrie Nathen from the BBC and a load of other people. The show was never going to be shown or done, it was all a front to get into Ronnie and make it look like Richard could deliver, the idea being to force him back to face charges in the UK.
I knew he was trying to talk Ronnie into going back to the UK and give his self-up to the police, Richard said he could broker a deal with the papers and police, Ronnie did not want to go, so I decided to give him some incentive!
Barry Naithen from the BBC film crew Jesus Gill Famous Mayor of Marbella who was at the after show party with us
We went down to his bar Kights, drilled the locks out so it looked like a break in, and emptied everything out of his bar, all the stock, the sound system, we left nothing, it was like an empty shell. It was the end of Ronnie knight on the costa del crime, his credibility was shot!
He did the deal with Richard Bellman/MI6 and left the coast for a 7 year sentence.
We did a bit more to disrupt the drug trade and then I moved up to Javea North East Spain, near Benidorm. Leaving the costa drug trade in ruins. I moved to Javea for a reason, it was where the head of the British Drug mafia lived and where the QSG were based.
Move to Javia
When I first got to Javea the first thing is did was to start getting all the number plates of the British cars, this was again to hit the British drug mafia who were bringing in cars in Javea for the same purposes as the on the costa del sol. I was sending lists down and checking out everybody with an English Reg plate. I had seen Kevin Concanon in Javea driving round in his 500sl Mercedes; I got his number and ran his plate.
I had started watching Kevin Concanon, and building up a picture of his movements, also Chris Fairfax his right hand man, I went into one of his bars and had a meal and drinks several times to get to know the bar staff who were all Mafia people, this bar was below the Terrys car rental place where they ran the drugs from. Through observation I noticed that Concanon was receiving mail and faxes across the road at Mail Boxes Etc, the American franchise.
I asked Jayne to get a job in there, so she went in and spoke to the owner and ended up as manager in there, she would do this half the week and the owner the other half. It gave me access to Kevin Concanons communications, I would read his faxes and mail before he did!
I spoke with my MI6 liaison officer Toby Childs about making an approach to Concanon, I met two agents at Alicante Airport main cafe to discuss it, the outcome was I would try and get into them.
I started to set up a company in Javia, Jayne went round all the bars and clubs and other businesses in the area with a folder of samples, she would get orders, she did well and the money was rolling in, it was a good cover, we were selling T Shirts and advertising products, after a while I got a partner involved, Robert Irving (Bob), we had decided to make and print all our own lighters and T Shirts etc. Bob bought and operated the machinery to make the items, we were buying pallet loads of lighters, it turned out that Bob had just joined the freemasons.
There were three lodges in Javea one for the Spanish, one for Normal UK people at the Javea Hotel (Which Kevin Concanon owned) and one for UK Crooks and British Drug Mafia, Kevin Concanon and Chris Fairfax were in the crooks one and recruited my partner to be in their lodge, Chris Fairfax did this while my Bob was at the British Drug Mafias Gym in Javea. This only came to light when I was going to a mason meeting at the other UK lodge at the Javea hotel, when I mentioned Kevins name to see if anyone knew him, they said he was a mason, so I dug a little deeper and it turned out that the Masons lodge was being used as a front to run drugs and commit other crimes, recruiting all the local villains. This would prove important later back in the UK.
I registered the company to legitimise it and thats when everything went wrong, the Spanish authorities had failed to take my name off the computer warrant system and an international warrant from six years earlier popped up, when I tried to register the company I was arrested, I was at Bobs villa at the time, the place was suddenly surrounded by Guardia Civil, there was about ten of them, they arrested Bob, we were all stood watching, Jayne, Bobs wife and kids, they were saying something and showing him a picture, I eventually worked out they were saying my name, so I stepped forward and said Im Gary Owens thats Robert Irving, they released him and I was taken to the local police station, then they found out it was a mistake and let me go the next day.
I asked the staff at the cafe under Terrys car rental to set up a meeting for me with Kevin Concanon. The did this and the following day I met Chris Fairfax, Kevins henchman, he wanted to know how I knew Kevin, I told him he had been mentioned to me by some people on the costa del sol before I came up, he set up a meeting with me and Kevin Concanon at the cafe the following day, we had a chat, I said I had been on the costa del sol and had to leave due to being suspected by local old bill, I told him I was looking for work, he asked me if I could give him a reference, so I told him I knew Frank from Puerto Banus who own the Park lane club there. I knew Frank quite well and used to drink in his bar, one day when I was in there he put on a helmet with a blue flashing light on and stood staring at two guys who had come in who were obviously British police, they were laughed out of there. Later I found out that Frank was an informant for MI6 and a member of the Masons and London Mafia.
Kevin said he could get me some work and discussed some possibilities, and suggested I do a run from the costa del sol, and I could get £5000 for it, I said I would think about it, three days later, I met him again at the cafe and somehow, I am not sure how it was discovered, but right away the guys I was investigating for MI6 put me under serious threat.
These were the same people who set me up, I was piecing together how they worked and their connections to the people in this case. They even got drug dealers inside prison to write statements about me but the judge saw right through them, she had already told me that it was the British Drug Mafia that killed Tor over drugs and property deals.
I just about had them, I had over twenty names of the main traffickers, then at a meeting with Kevin he just started punching me right out of the blue, he was sticking a fork in my head over and over I was bleeding everywhere, a woman was shouting stop or you will kill him, and he did stop. I staggered out of the door and across the road to where Jayne was working at Mailboxes ETC and we went to our apartment. I phoned MI6 and they told me I should leave Spain right away, this was an agent called Paul Studley, just after that Jaynes boss arrived at our apartment, just before the Mafia.
Chris Fairfax and a woman arrived at the apartment they spoke to Jaynes boss in Spanish (which I now understood) they said We have a big problem with the Mafia and he should get out of there, he did, I was bleeding all over the place, they had come around to the apartment in order to kill me. But because Jaynes boss was there they could not. I found this out by crawling out on to the balcony after they had left and listened to them speaking outside, the girl said why did we not kill them, Chris replied we cant now, the girl was there in order to kill Jayne who was with child at the time, now our son Alex. I told them that I had advised MI6 about all their activities and if anything happened to me they would know where to come. As a result they left the apartment.
Chris Fairfax came round the next day and said we had to leave Spain, I explained not as we had no money, so he offered to buy all our stuff that we would have to leave behind, so as I was leaving anyway I agreed. He bought the Tvs and furniture all the items we were leaving just so we would leave. It was all very odd. Looking back and with their Mason connections they must have been in touch with MI6 through the Masons, so the guy I gave as a reference worked with MI6 and was a Mason, Kevin and Chris were Masons and were giving information to the police about drugs runs, so it looks like MI6 the Masons and the Mafia are all in it together, I was later to find out this was true. The Masons were running the drugs trafficking in Spain the British Drug mafia controlled the drugs the Masons were used to pass information back and to MI6 and other organisations, the Vice Consul from Madrid had dinner with Concanon at the Masons lodge. So for all you Drug Mafia People out there you should know that your being run by MI6 through the Masons, who all your top guys are members of, as a mason you have to tell the truth to a fellow brother when asked, this is how they square the circle!
Costa Del Sol Rampage Against The British Drug Mafia: