German fugitive caught in Malaga

German fugitive caught in Malaga
Europol building, The Hague, the Netherlands Photo Credit: Wikimedia

A 55-YEAR-OLD German man has been arrested on a European Arrest and Detention Order in Malaga.

The fugitive had been wanted by German police after allegedly attempting to hit his neighbour with an axe in Koln, Germany.  The incident is said to have occurred on June 17 when he allegedly attempted to assault the victim after an argument.

He was found by member of the National Police in downtown Malaga City.  He was identified and found to be subject to the warrant for attempting serious injury, a crime which carries up to 10 years in prison in Germany.

The arrest comes following a spate of similar events in which Spanish police have foiled foreign criminals hiding out on the Costa del Sol.

In August, a 36-year-old Lithuanian man has been arrested in Las Tortugas, Marbella, on a warrant issued by his home country.The man allegedly worked with another person to stop a driver, kidnap them and demand a ransom.

He was arrested at his home in Marbella by the Provincial Police, whom he initially told he was Bulgarian.  After being unable to provide any documents to prove his nationality, police carried out an identity check and ascertained he was wanted under European arrest warrant and detained him.

In June, a 39-year-old Danish man was arrested in Fuengirola for sexual exploitation of minors.

The man turned himself to officers sitting in their vehicle, explaining he was tired of living on the run.  The police proceeded to check the man’s identity, and on finding out he was wanted on a European arrest warrant, arrested him.

In addition to his sexual crimes, which involve sexual contact with an underage person and sexually assaulting a woman, as well as scamming a total of €73,138 from his victims, buying mobile phones, cars, bank loans and other goods with the money.  He is also believed to have stolen €6,327 in money and jewellery across his burglaries.  If convicted, he faces eight years in prison under Danish law.

The same month, a 51-year-old Latvian man has been arrested in Torremolinos for drug trafficking after becoming the subject of a European arrest warrant put together by police in France for his alleged involvement in transporting drugs between Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and France, where he lived until September 2011.

The accused, who is originally from Latvia’s capital, Riga, was detained by police in Torremolinos after emerged he was running a restaurant near Calle Dean Juan Espino.

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