Police arrest international fugitive accused of drug trafficking

February 06 from 2021 - 09: 59

Agents of the National Police of Dénia have arrested in the town of Xàbia (Alicante), to a 48-year-old male, of English nationality, with an OIDE (International Order of Detention and Surrender for Extradition) issued by the United Kingdom authorities for an alleged crime of drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms.

Agents of the Local Brigade of Judicial Police of the Dénia Police Station received a communication from the Group of International Fugitives of the General Police Station of the Judicial Police about a British citizen who had an International Detention Order issued by the United Kingdom Authorities and that could be hiding in the province of Alicante.

After the first investigations into his whereabouts were carried out, the agents located his home in the town of Jávea, where a large police force was established that allowed his arrest.
The events for which he was sought took place in September 2004 in the city of Mancherter (United Kingdom), the police of that English city arrested him when he was carrying out a drug exchange inside a van, where two later intervened. firearms and a bag containing narcotic substances such as Diamorphine and Pethidine. When the agents took a statement from him, he initially denied having any involvement with the events but later affirmed his participation.

The arrested man was awaiting trial in his country for an alleged crime of drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms, facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Once detained, he was placed at the disposal of the Central Court of Instruction number Four of the National High Court, which will be in charge of processing the International Detention Order.

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