5 Nov, 2019 @ 13:56
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Cocky French drug trafficker arrested thanks to his dodgy parking on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Policia Nacional are investigating the case

A COCKY French fugitive has been captured on the Costa del Sol thanks to his dodgy parking. 

The 25-year-old was cuffed after he waltzed into a Policia Local station in Marbella last Tuesday.

He was there to pick up his rental car, which had been towed for parking illegally on a public road.

Agents quickly identified the criminal and discovered there was a European Arrest Warrant out for him for drug trafficking and belonging to a criminal network.

He was arrested and taken to Policia Nacional headquarters.

He was arrested in Marbella

According to the French authorities, the defendant was a principal member of an organisation dedicated to international drug trafficking.

On May 24, 2017, Narbonne customs officers intercepted a van from the south of France which was carrying 313 kilograms of hashish resin.

While the driver was arrested, the others involved in the plot were harder to locate.

But after months of investigation, on April 24 of this year, the Frenchman in question was convicted in absentia for crimes of belonging to a criminal organisation and drug trafficking and was handed a four-year prison sentence.

He will likely be extradited in the coming days.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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