By Euro Weekly News Media • 29 July 2019 • 15:00
CAUGHT: Officers identified the wanted man during passenger documentation checks.
CREDIT: Almeria Police Press Office
A FUGITIVE from Belgian justice is under arrest after police detained him at Almeria port where he was planning to board a boat bound for Morocco.
Officers identified the young man accused of belonging to a drug trafficking gang during documentation checks on passengers disembarking and boarding at the port.
Police reported authorities in Antwerp issued a European arrest warrant for 22-year old N.M. in January to serve a 40-month prison sentence and pay a €16,000 fine for his part in a criminal network believed to have sold more than €730,000 worth of narcotics between October 2016 and March 2017.
At the time of his arrest in Belgium he admitted selling cocaine and heroin for a Dutch organisation. He was commissioned by the gang to go to Gingelom in Belgium to hand over and supervise the sale of the drugs and to collect the payment.
Almeria and El Ejido police have located and detained 10 individuals with European arrest warrants on their heads so far this year in the provincial capital, Roquetas de Mar, Huercal de Almeria and Albox.
The individuals of Romanian, Moroccan, Belgian, French, British and Russian nationality were wanted for crimes of fraud, tax evasion, Social Security fraud, falsifying documents, drug trafficking, promoting illegal immigration and sexual abuse.
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