Man held in Rotterdam for Belgian coke sentence
Police in Rotterdam have arrested a man who has been on the run from the Belgian justice system since 2011. The man, a cocaine trafficker will now most likely sit out his seven-year sentence in the Netherlands.
He was sentenced in 2011 for the import of dozens of kilograms of cocaine into the harbor of Antwerp, but fled before the ruling took effect. He managed to stay fugitive since then, but Belgian authorities recently found out that he has been living in Rotterdam. The Belgians then requested the Dutch to take over the execution of the sentence because the Netherlands does not extradite citizens, the Prosecutor’s Office announced in a press release. It said that on Monday the 46-year-old man was arrested at his house. He is scheduled to appear in front of a Judge tomorrow.