Major László Farkas said that most of the people wanted were circulated for right. He added that in 2020, about 830 people were captured.
The head of department recalled that the targeting department had been set up since February 2004 in order to do the work. According to him, each district has an independent circulating speaker with whom, after two weeks of reconnaissance work, joint actions are held, typically in three districts at the same time.
40-50 people will be captured in the one-day promotions
He said the reconnaissance was working in open methods, but they also used secret information gathering.
László Farkas said that the circling work extends beyond the borders of Budapest, often even across national borders, and has already brought home wanted people from, for example, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ukraine and the Dominican Republic.
They also co-operate with county capitals, the Emergency Police and, in the case of suspected violent, armed criminals, the Counter-Terrorism Center.
The major said their work was aimed at finding the missing adults in addition to capturing the criminals, but he had also offered a number of help with missing children.
According to László Farkas, most of those circulated usually hide because of the final punishment or criminal proceedings imposed on them, but there are also a large number of those who do not want to pay the fine imposed on them. He added that there is a tendency for the latter to pay their fines “suddenly” when the police search for them and settle their debts.
The head of department said he was among the top five most wanted criminals last year
- Gyula K., 36, who was murdered;
- Damian M., a 25-year-old Polish national, who was abducted in his country;
- Mihály J., 33, who was convicted of a crime against life;
- László M., 48, who was sexually abused and
- the 32-year-old Adam P., who is entitled to about a hundred orders of property
because they were looking for.
At the press conference, László Farkas made video recordings of specific arrests, including a man wanted for property rights, who was arrested in Heves County. His capture was called interesting by the major because he was a full-bodied man
he tried to hide in front of the police in the linen box, but because of his big belly he couldn’t close the bed to himself.
There was also a case where a fugitive was found circling the fence, he added.
The police are currently
- There are 12,809 arrest warrants,
- 2182 people are being sought for disappearance.
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