The National Police have apprehended a dangerous fugitive in Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain. The individual was wanted by German authorities for international drug trafficking and was subject to a European Arrest and Surrender Order.
According to a report released by Policia Nacional on Saturday, September 2, the arrest took place at a famous mixed martial/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu arts gym in Torremolinos. Police arrested him in the middle of the No Gi Jiu-Jitsu class as his teammates looked on in shock. The fugitive was involved in a criminal network engaged in the illicit production of amphetamines and international drug trafficking. Following the arrest, the individual was temporarily detained at the Malaga I Penitentiary Center before being extradited to Germany from Malaga Airport on Thursday, August 31.
The investigation was initiated in May after receiving information indicating that a fugitive from German justice was located in the coastal area of Malaga. The individual was suspected of being armed and using false identification to evade capture. Through extensive inquiries, law enforcement officers discovered that the suspect frequented a martial arts establishment in Torremolinos.
To apprehend the fugitive, a coordinated operation was conducted with the assistance of the Prevention and Reaction Unit (UPR) of the Torremolinos-Benalmadena Police Station and a French National Police agent. The suspect was arrested after presenting an identity document that exhibited signs of tampering. In addition to the European Arrest and Surrender Order, the individual was also charged with document falsification.
Based on the search report, it was determined that the fugitive was involved in a criminal organization dedicated to the illegal production of amphetamines and international drug trafficking.
Following the arrest, the individual was extradited and handed over to German authorities at Malaga airport in accordance with the European arrest and surrender order. The suspect had used a tampered identity document and was also charged with document falsification.