Police capture French fugitive suspected of murder

Police capture French fugitive suspected of murder

The fugitive was staying in a hotel

IN a joint operation, the Spanish and French National Police have arrested a man in Barcelona who was wanted in France for drug trafficking and belonging to a criminal organisation.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison for events dating back to 2016, when he led a criminal group that managed the drug trafficking Le Panier district of Marseille.

He is also under investigation for his possible involvement in the murders of several people, so his sentence could be increased to life in prison.

The Spanish National Police, accompanied by French police officers who had travelled to Barcelona, set up surveillance around a close relative of the detainee which allowed them to locate the fugitive who was staying in a hotel in the centre of Barcelona under a false identity.

Despite the measures he took to avoid being discovered, he had used the identity before and it was known to the French Police. With this information, he was arrested in the reception hall of the hotel on a European Arrest Warrant.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.