Russian wanted by Interpol found on boat due to bad weather

Russian wanted by Interpol found on boat due to bad weather

The man is accused of cocaine smuggling.

A Russian citizen wanted in Peru for cocaine smuggling was detained in Spain. Police got on to the drug dealer in the province of Cadiz, when he was forced to dock at a port on a sailing boat due to a storm.

52-year-old Russian man requested official permission from Spain for this, but when they checked him, it turned out that he was in the Interpol base. Moreover, there is a warrant for him based on a request from the Peruvian authorities.

The Russian has been detained and is in pre-trial detention. The National Court of Spain will decide on his extradition. In Peru, he faces up to 15 years.

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