Dutch drugs fugitive caught on the run in the Costa Blanca

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The fugitive trafficked 113 kilos of amphetamines Credit: Shutterstock

A Dutch fugitive convicted of trafficking 113 kilos of amphetamines has been arrested in Javea, Alicante.

The 49 year-old sought refuge in Spain to avoid serving a five-year prison sentence for the crimes of drug trafficking, economic and financial crimes and crimes against the public trust for fraud and forgery.

The Judicial Police Brigade of Alicante learned that the detainee could be hiding in Javea, and focused their investigations in that area,before arrensted him on August 27.

As reported by the police in a statement, the Dutch authorities had issued a search warrant at European level for his arrest. The fugitive was allegedly part of a criminal organisation that was engaged in the cultivation, transportation and sale of amphetamines. The Dutch authorities linked him to the movement of 113 kilos of amphetamine.

The case was put before courts in Alicante and the extradition process is underway.

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