A man wanted under a European Arrest Warrant has been arrested in St Ann’s following extensive enquiries by the Foreign National Offending Team (FNO) within Nottinghamshire Police’s Intelligence Development Unit.
The 40-year-old man, from Bydgoszcz in Poland, was arrested yesterday (Monday 15 April 2019) and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 16 April 2019).
He had been sought by Polish authorities since issuing a European Arrest Warrant in November 2018.
The warrant was issued following a conviction and sentence in relation to an array of offences over a decade of organised crime group-related offending, which included wholesale multi-kilo drugs trafficking, extortion, robbery, fraud and the running of brothels. He received a 12-year prison sentence for these offences in Poland.
PS Tim Cuthbert, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The extensive efforts to locate this man involved a great deal of cooperation between Nottinghamshire Police and Polish authorities in Bydgoszcz which was facilitated by the Polish Police Liaison based at the Polish Embassy in London.
“This arrest is the culmination of a great deal of hard work from the FNO team and International Liaison Officers. We’ve used all manner of tactics, both covert and overt, as well as intelligence from international partners to trace this man who went to great lengths to be ‘invisible’.
“The assistance from European partners has been extremely useful in assisting us to locate a significant criminal figure and ensure he faces justice in Poland.”