Costa del Sol

Spanish fugitive wanted by French authorities arrested at Malaga airport


A SPANISH fugitive who was found to have an European arrest warrant out against him from French authorities has been arrested at Malaga airport

National Police officers at Malaga airport on the Costa del Sol, detained a 39-year-old man of Spanish nationality on August 25, who was known to have a European Order of Detention and Surrender (OEDE) in force against him, issued by the judicial authorities of France, for a crime against property, after he allegedly created two companies to commit fraud, which would have caused damages of €1.4 million.

The fugitive was identified on his arrival at the passport control point in Malaga Costa del Sol airport, after flying in on a flight from Marrakech, Morocco, and as soon as the officers had identified and confirmed that he had the OEDE in force, he was arrested and transferred to police headquarters in Malaga city.

Allegedly, this fugitive had created two companies while residing in the French town of Senlis, formed with the one objective of committing fraudulent crimes with them, presenting false accounting documents, misleading suppliers about the age and financial situation of the companies, receiving products from wholesalers that he subsequently sold on at low prices.

According to a statement from the National Police, he had an arrangement with his suppliers that he was never charged in advance for the merchandise they gave him, products that are reported to have eventually totalled around €1.4 million, and now the arrested fugitive has been placed at the disposal of the Central Court of Instruction No4 of the National Court, as reported by


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Chris King

Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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