A cap with aviator goggles on his head, a military badge on his fantasy uniform, his arms casually crossed behind his head. This is how the German Tilo K. (54), who has lived in Andalusia for years, prefers to see himself. Now the neo-Nazi is in jail – he is said to be the arms dealer for the drug mafia!
Tilo K. felt safe in the idyllic hinterland of Málaga, on the Costa del Sol. Here the neo-Nazi from Hesse lived out his right-wing extremist sentiments, lived in a finca in front of which a Reich war flag waved.
In the early morning of December 14, 2020, heavily armed special forces of the Guardia Civil struck and arrested K. in his house. In the garage, the officers discovered a collection of Nazi devotional objects in addition to weapons. Among them: a bust of Hitler, SS uniforms, Nazi medals.
The head of operations of the Guardia Civil zu BamS: “It was a huge museum from the time of German National Socialism.”
Who is the neo-Nazi who turned gun dealer? Tilo K. was born in Bad Homburg and grew up in the Hessian province. Here he did his apprenticeship as an electrical system installer and has worked in various construction companies since the 1990s. But every time there was an argument with colleagues, K. left the company.
His father said that his radicalization began around the year 2000. Peter K. (80) about BamS: “My son’s software is no longer correct. My wife and I broke off contact when we noticed that Tilo was becoming right-wing extremist. I myself am the child of a woman who fled Silesia during the war. ”In 2003 Tilo K. left Germany for Spain.
K. made no secret of his penchant for Hitler among the emigrants and talked about his collection in bars and restaurants. On the Internet he posed in a fantasy uniform, gave himself a fictional rank. Absurd: K. claimed in an interview with a local Spanish broadcaster in 2019: “Adolf Hitler’s chauffeur was my grandfather.” He lied, as his father assures us.
About seven years ago, Tilo K. met the master gunsmith Winfried W. (70) from Barsinghausen (Lower Saxony). Together with a Briton, the emigrants are said to have started the illegal arms trade.
The trio is said to have bought scrap-ripe war weapons from Eastern Europe, which Winfried W. then refurbished from the factory in a workshop. Tilo K. was responsible for sales and kept in touch with organized crime.
In 2004, Winfried W. was sentenced to three years and six months in Germany for manufacturing and trading arms. Before he went into hiding in Spain, W. was investigated again. He was wanted with a European arrest warrant. In 2019, investigators then tracked him down in the hinterland of Malaga.
Tilo K. and Winfried W. face up to ten years imprisonment for illegal arms trade and manufacture of ammunition. Both are silent on the allegations.