Dangerous escaped prisoners back behind bars in Spain

TWO dangerous fugitives have been extradited to Spain after being tracked down to Srengal and Morocco. 

Guillermo Fernandez Bueno and who escaped and Roberto Izquierdo Riego, alias “Rober” or “El Ruso both escaped from Spanish prisons last year. 

The former was serving a sentence for murder and sexual assault and the latter for homicide, kidnapping, illegal detention, hostage taking and armed robbery. 

Fernández Bueno, took advantage of a weekend leave and did not return to Dueso prison (Cantabria) where he was serving a prison sentence of 27 years and six months. 

During his escape he travelled 4,300 kilometres and crossed five countries in a van together with his wife. INTERPOL Spain’s National Central Bureau in co-ordination with the Fugitive Section of the National Police, the National Central Bureaus in Rabat, Nouakchott, Dakar and the Interior Attaché in Mauritania located him on the Gambian-Senegal border, where he was finally arrested on July 31, 2018. 

Izquierdo Riego is considered extremely dangerous. He escaped on November 1, 2018, after being transferred from the Valdemoro prison to the emergency department of the Hospital 12 de Octubre in a Guardia Civil van. 

As he was being taken out of the van he ran to a car that was waiting nearby. Three occupants of the car sprayed police officers with fire extinguishers before they sped off. 

He was arrested on March29, 2019 in the city of Tetouan by Moroccan security services on the basis of a notice issued by INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Spain. 

According to Moroccan intelligence investigations, the fugitive managed to enter the country using a forged Spanish passport. 

The two men have now been transferred back to prison to continue serving their sentences. 


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Dilip Kuner

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