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John Palmer, 57, is accused of cheating tourists, trafficking drugs and weapons, counterfeiting, bribing public officials and assault. He was arrested in Tenerife, where he made his home after being released from a UK jail for time-share fraud.
It was in Tenerife that he built a multimillion-pound timeshare business that cheated thousands of Britons who wanted a holiday home in the sun. Two decades ago, he was cleared of handling proceeds from the £26m Brink's-Mat bullion raid at Heathrow