While he was wanted in France to serve a ten-year prison sentence, a man was arrested last Thursday in Belgium where he was evolving under a false identity.
An individual, aged nearly 40 this month and wanted in connection with a robbery investigation by French police, has been arrested by Belgian law enforcement.
During the arrest, he gave identity papers which seemed suspicious to the staff. Within the framework of cooperation between the Member States of the European Union, they contacted their French counterparts via the international relations division of the judicial police.
The French have confirmed that the papers are false and that the individual is even known in different European countries under several aliases. In the lot, his real identity, under which he was sentenced to ten years in prison some time ago for drug trafficking.
As part of this sentence to be executed, he was wanted in France but was not the subject of a European arrest warrant because he was not likely to go abroad.
Following his arrest in Belgium, the French magistrates urgently issued a European arrest warrant against him. He is currently in detention, waiting to be brought before a French magistrate to enforce his prison sentence.