Published On: Fri, Jan 31st, 2014

Dozens of fugitive criminals in former Antilles

justiceWILLEMSTAD – At least thirty criminals, who should be serving a prison sentence in the Netherlands, are lurking in Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten. This is according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.  Melfrin K. was arrested on Wednesday because of a conviction of a shooting in 2007.

Before the shooting, he was sentenced in 2009. In the case of fugitive criminals, it often involves smuggling, drug and violent offenses. According to the newspaper the Curacao authorities refused last year to work on a 'cleanup' because it feared raids and persecutions on the island. The Prosecution did not respond to the question of why the action was canceled.

Arrest

The hiding place of the 29-year-old Melfrin K. was detected on Wednesday. He was arrested at the request of the Netherlands. K. was arrested at a construction site in Montaña. He was arraigned on the spot and put on a plane to the Netherlands this week.

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