In two separate operations in the Balearic Islands, the Guardia Civil arrested two wanted fugitives
The Guardia Civil of the Balearic Islands has arrested two fugitives respectively from Spanish and British justice. This was achieved in two operations carried out on the islands of Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca during the same week by the Central Operational Unit (UCO) Justice Fugitives Team.
The first of them was FMS, 46, of Spanish nationality. He was well known for his criminal activity in the Spanish region of the Levant due to his direct link to the introduction and extraction of large quantities of cocaine, mainly in the port of Valencia.
He had continued to be a key player in the drug trade, despite his flight from Spanish justice. In absentia, FMS had been sentenced to 19 years in prison for crimes against public health, money laundering and illegal possession of weapons by the Provincial Court of Valencia in 2017.
His arrest took place on January 12 in Ibiza, after officers from the UCO Fugitive Squad began investigating the detainee’s closest environment, finding that he lived intermittently between towns. from Valencia and Ibiza.
A surveillance was set up at his home in Ibiza, when intelligence reports learned he intended to visit over the Christmas period. He was then arrested on January 12 and made available to the custody court in San Antonio de Portmany, Ibiza.
British fugitive arrested in Mallorca
Two days later, in the Palmanova-Calvia district of Palma de Mallorca, MHS, a citizen wanted by the British authorities for several offenses related to drug trafficking, was arrested. This survey was initiated thanks to the collaboration between the British agency NCA. and the Metropolitan Police in London, with the UCO Fugitive Squad.
His circle of close contacts was quickly identified, as well as possible places where he might be. Surveillance of several locations eventually led to its discovery. He was arrested and placed at the disposal of the Central Court of Instruction No. 6 of the High National Service Court.
The collaboration between the Guardia Civil and the British authorities is proving to be decisive in locating fugitives from justice. As recent arrests of listed criminals in Crimestoppers’ Most Wanted campaign show, working together pays off.
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