By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 July 2011 • 14:16
A 46-YEAR-OLD SWISS woman, Silvia Cecmann, was arrested in Javea for allegedly ordering the murder her husband’s Colombian lover.
This was revealed by the digital version of Spanish daily Las Provincias which reports she is accused of paying €50,000 to a Polish hit man to carry out the murder. Police believe he was hired through the criminal network with which the accused and her husband were allegedly associated, as the couple and were also apparently involved the violent side of debt collection.
The woman and five others, including the husband, were all arrested in Javea last Thursday in connection last year’s murder.
Investigations by the National Police uncovered the plot, and the trail that lead back to the Swedish based Polish assassin, who last year travelled to Denia under a false identity, went to the home of the 34-year-old Sandra Franco, and shot her three times in the head, before leaving the country.
After committing the murder, the killer was sheltered in a home of someone within the couple’s own crime ring, before flying out of Spain. The suspected assassin has now been identified by investigators, and is now the subject of an international arrest warrant. With the identification of the perpetrator, police say they have at last “closed the circle” that surrounded the circumstances of the crime.
The husband, Norbert Cecmann, a German national, had offered an alibi for his wife before learning of the murder. He was not previously aware of his wife’s plans. Charges also include money laundering, possession of illegal weapons, and other crimes including extortion, and threatening violence.
In addition, police discovered links with a criminal network throughout Europe dedicated to money laundering from property sale deals, and the enforced collection of debts accumulated through high rate loans made outside the banking system.
The National Police have seized assets worth two million euros, including property and bank accounts. They have also have seized a Ferrari, two Mercedes and two Audis, all luxury cars and more than 15,000 euros in cash, gold coins, silver bars and stash of ammunition.
By Paul Deed
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