The 37-year-old has been arrested in Marbella, the playground of the crime-ridden millionaire.
He is in pre-trial detention in Alhaurin de la Torre prison near Malaga, where he entered on October 24 last year.
The Nottingham star had been arrested by national police three days earlier for drug trafficking.
A source said: “If he’s done what he’s been accused of, what’s he up to? He had everything and he just threw everything away.
Shim is best known for his roles in Shane Meadows’ cult films A Room for Romeo Brass, This Is England and Dead Man’s Shoes.
A spokesperson for the Spanish National Police in Malaga said: “We can confirm that a 37-year-old man was arrested on October 21 last year.
for drug trafficking.
Sources from the Spanish prison administration confirmed that the same man was still in pre-trial detention.
He was sent to prison on the orders of an investigating judge two days after his arrest.
Last night it was not clear last night whether he had been formally charged.
Formal charges are normally not laid in Spain until shortly before trial.
Once an investigating judge decides there is enough evidence to justify a trial, prosecutors are invited to present an indictment.
But these probes can take months or even years to complete.
Shim, at just 15, was the lead role in A Room for Romeo Brass and was praised for his performance.
He then played Milky in This Is England and the television series that followed.
Shim, who is an MMA fighter, also appeared in the 2015 British crime film Anti-Social.
During the pandemic, he produced a series of “Corona Diaries” where he chatted with famous friends.
In a video, Shim said his trading company, in which he was traveling across Europe, had been hit by the virus crisis.
He is registered as a director of the Trackside Hire vehicle company.
Shim, who was born in the United States, has previously been pictured at a wedding with several of his This Is England actor friends.
In a podcast interview in 2015, he admitted that many of the film’s stars were “all on a tortuous path” until Meadows selected them for their roles.
In one of the most famous and sickening scenes from the 2006 movie This is England, Shim’s character Milky was severely beaten.