THE long arm of the law will always finger you in the end. That’s the lesson chocolate thief Carlos Javier Aguilar-Ballester is mulling over now.

The Spaniard swiped his sweet swag from a shop 17 years ago, but Gibraltar’s finest got him in the end.

“We keep records of all the warrants,” a police spokesman told the Olive Press.

“Sometimes we might randomly stop somebody and do a warrant check on them.”

With police keeping such a vigilant watch, fugitives from Gibraltar justice are clearly, in future, more likely to get a taste of porridge that the sugary snacks Aguilar-Ballester helped himself to.

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