By Cathy Elelman • 21 July 2020 • 9:45
WANTED: A Bordeaux court sentenced the woman to a decade behind bars for her part in a French-Spanish drug trafficking network
CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria
POLICE in Almeria have arrested a woman facing a 10-year prison sentence in France for drug trafficking.
The fugitive from French justice was caught out when she went to renew her ID in the provincial capital. Police discovered there was an arrest warrant and extradition request for the 25-year old when they checked her details.
A court in Bordeaux sentenced the woman to a decade behind bars for her part in a French-Spanish drug trafficking network which distributed hashish all over Spain.
The French authorities busted the gang in October 2017 when they intercepted a van carrying 130 kilos of the drug on the border at Irun in the Basque Country.
Almeria police detained another of the gang members, also fleeing French justice, in Roquetas de Mar in April.
Also in recent days, Almeria police discovered a second fugitive from justice, this time Romanian. He was staying in a hotel in the provincial capital.
The Romanian authorities issued a European arrest warrant for 27-year old R.A.P. for breaking into a garage in the town of Gherla in June 2015 and stealing two chainsaws and other electrical tools.
He was sentenced to two years and two months in prison.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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