SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 19 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The National Police has arrested a 50-year-old Croatian citizen in Tenerife who was wanted by the German authorities as the author of a crime of investment scams with ramifications in several countries on the European continent.
Within the framework of international collaboration, the German judicial authorities launched a European arrest and surrender warrant on suspicion that the detainee could have his residence on the island of Tenerife.
Thus, taking advantage of an ‘action day’ (or day of joint action by Europol), a police operation was carried out with the collaboration of members of the police forces of Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain and Europol officials from their countries. .
The aforementioned order included the search for the detainee’s wife and his main partner, a German national, as well as the homes and offices that could be related to them.
This work was carried out with the European Globe Keeper platform, which aims to coordinate simultaneous police actions in several countries. In Spain, it was developed by members of the Economic and Fiscal Crime Unit of the Provincial Judicial Police Brigade of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, locating and centering said places.
Thus, a device was set up to carry out the arrest of these people and carry out simultaneous entries and searches in the south of the island of Tenerife, in which members of the National Police as well as the German Police and members of Europol participated. . The operation was a success and the main suspect was located as well as documentary material and sufficient electronic devices were seized to be able to dismantle the organization.
The detainee was placed at the disposal of the competent judicial authority in Spain for its corresponding management with the claimant German authorities.