The National Police has stopped this Monday in the Malaga municipality of Estepona a 60-year-old man who had a European Arrest and Surrender Order (OEDE) issued by the French authorities for allegedly participating in a criminal organization that would have defrauded about 80 million euros in the tax on alcohol in the Gallic country.

Apparently, the already arrested had a prominent role in the plot dedicated to fraudulent activities perpetrated in France. In 2019, the suspect was indicted for participating in alcohol excise fraud perpetrated between 2014 and 2018with special incidence in the department of Paso de Calais.

To do this, the organization used illicit maneuvers Y false documentsestimating a generated damage of about 80 million euros, as stated in the requisition as reported by the Provincial Police Station.

Agents assigned to the Local Immigration and Borders Brigade of the Estepona Police Station, with the collaboration of the UDYCO-Estepona Drugs and Organized Crime Unit and the French and United Kingdom authorities, began an iinvestigation to find the whereabouts of this citizen.

Although they discovered that the fugitive had fixed his address in a residential area of ​​Marbella, the police managed to locate it on the Camino de la Resinera de Esteponto this Monday, November 7.

According to investigations, the suspect frequently changed residence and tried to go unnoticed among the important British colony that resides in the area, being in an irregular situation in the country in terms of immigration.

Finally, the National Police arrested this individual under a European Arrest and Surrender Order in force for fraud crimes, money launderings, false documents, tax evasion, among others. The facts are known by the Central Court of Instruction number 1.

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