- 2 Jul 2020 9:08 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
The suspect, charged with selling Ft 150 million worth of drugs and distributing Ft 56 million in forged €500 banknotes, cut off a tracking device in February, 2019 and fled Hungary.
A court sentenced him in his absence to 12.5 years in penitentiary. There were six warrants for his arrest in force.
Detectives in Pécs identified his residence with the co-operation of Dutch police. As he was arrested, the man tried to identify himself with forged Austrian documents.
A Dutch court will decide on his extradition to Hungary.
Simultaneously with the capture, a shipment of 11kg of amphetamines and 10,000 ecstasy pills commissioned by the suspect was found in a Hungarian truck which entered from Austria at Mosonmagyaróvár.
MTI Photo: János Bugány