ALMERIA police have arrested a fugitive from French justice facing a life sentence for at least seven crimes.
Police said they detained 26-year old M.S. during document checks on passengers arriving at Almeria port on a ferry from Nador in Morocco.
Officers confirmed the French authorities issued an international arrest warrant for the man on September 23 for crimes including arms trafficking, membership of a criminal organisation and manslaughter.
The sentence issued by a Paris court on September 6 concludes M.S. had between January and July this year illegally acquired explosives, weapons of war, banned arms and ammunition, which he transported through France, Belgium and Holland. Also, that he was involved with a homicide.
According to police, the 26-year old had along with his brother acted to distract the attention of the target during a hired assassin’s hit on a man in a Paris street in July. Witnesses said the victim was shot several times with a Kalashnikov, the gunman then throwing the weapon in a rubbish bin and running off.
The French authorities said the killing was related to the detainee’s theft of watches owned by the victim.
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