Po­lice sends post­cards to Europe’s most wanted

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

The Hague, Nether­lands - Euro­pean po­lice forces are send­ing a se­ries of cheeky ‘wish you were here’ post­cards this sum­mer in a bid to track down 21 of the con­ti­nent’s most wanted crim­i­nals.

‘Dear Ar­tur, Bel­gian fries are the best and we know you miss them. Come back to en­joy them - we’ll have a nice sur­prise in store for you’, says one post­card.

The card is ad­dressed to Ar­tur Nawrocki, who is on the run af­ter be­ing con­victed of drugs traf­fick­ing by a Brus­sels court in 2014.

The sum­mer post­card cam­paign by the Euro­pean po­lice agency, Europol, was un­veiled re­cently on its EU Most Wanted web­site. Peo­ple can click on the post­card, which will then link them to the name and pic­ture of the wanted per­son.

‘Cher Farouk, You must know that life is best in la douce France. We hope you will re­turn to us soon’, says the card from the French po­lice, adding in French ‘We miss you!’ Farouk Hachi was sen­tenced in ab­sen­tia in 2009 to 20 years in jail for sev­eral vi­o­lent, armed bank rob­beries.

Since the launch of the most wanted list on www.eu­most­wanted.eu in Jan­uary 2016, a to­tal of 36 peo­ple have been found and ar­rested - 11 of them as a di­rect re­sult of in­for­ma­tion passed to Europol.

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