Police nab drug suspect wanted by US
13 August 2007 , MADRID - Following a dramatic chase through a cemetery and an industrial park, Spanish police have nabbed a dangerous suspect wanted by the US authorities for drug trafficking, officials announced on Monday.
13 August 2007
MADRID - Following a dramatic chase through a cemetery and an industrial park, Spanish police have nabbed a dangerous suspect wanted by the US authorities for drug trafficking, officials announced on Monday.
The suspect, named by police as Dali V.A. and described as extremely dangerous, underwent cosmetic surgery twice in a bid to hide his identity. He faces a 30-year prison sentence in the United States.
A National Police and Civil Guard spokesman said the 33-year-old man was a member of a gang in Miami which brought vast quantities of drugs into the country.
Spanish police almost arrested him in June after surprising him near his luxury home in a Madrid suburb. But he drove off in a high-powered automobile after ramming a police car and almost ran over a woman pushing a baby carriage.
The cops picked up his trail this month in the town of Veindario, on Gran Canaria island. Once again he led them on a chase which this time passed through a cemetery and an industrial park.
During the drama, he tried to steal two cars from their drivers and then fought with police before he was detained.
In a related development, Spanish authorities said they arrested two Britons, two US citizens and an Ecuadorian, all of whom are wanted by the police in their respective countries on separate charges ranging from drug running and money laundering to murder.
(Copyright EFE with Expatica)
Subject: Spanish News