Man arrested after decade on the run

Man arrested after decade on the run

A 72-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Marbella after more than a decade of evading police.

The man, who lives in Nueva Andalucia, now faces prosecution for crimes against the administration of justice and road safety after being caught when he fled a police check point.

The pensioner was driving along the A-7 in a black Mercedes when he saw a police point at the Ashmawi Boulevard roundabout and changed direction.  Officers gestured for the man to stop but he ignored their requests, starting a police chase.

When he was caught, agents found the man did not have a driver’s licence and had been wanted for misappropriation and fraud since two arrests in 2005 and 2007.

Several others have been arrested on international warrants after hiding out on the Costa del Sol this year.

In September it was revealed a 36-year-old Lithuanian man has been arrested in Las Tortugas, Marbella, on a warrant issued by his home country.

The man is now awaiting a hearing at the Court of Central Instructions after he 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.

Meanwhile 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.

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