Over the past 15 months the National Police have arrested 56 people wanted in another country.
Just some days ago the Provincial Police Station in Málaga announced the detention on an International Arrest Order issued by the Belarusian authorities, of a man wanted on three counts of violent robbery committed 20 years ago.
According to a file from Interpol the crime dates back to January 1994 when the arrested man allegedly stole 70 litres of diesel in the Belarusian district of Kamenets, and he threatened to shoot a man who surprised him.
The man has been condemned in his home country for armed robbery, vandalism, the use and possession of firearms, robbery, deliberate damage and destruction of property. He was arrested by the National Police after being identified close to the Marbella bullring.
The Costa del Sol continues to be a haven for dangerous fugitives escaping from the countries of origin. The police cooperation between there countries and Spain has seen many international criminals arrested in Spain.
Briton Mark Allen Lilly arrested in his panic room in Alhaurin de la Torre
317 were detained last year by the Fugitives Group of the National Police, of which 270 were from other countries, principally Romania, Great Britain, Italy and France. These statistics show that the Costa del Sol is outstanding in the national numbers.
56 people of foreign nationality were detained on the Costa del Sol last year, 16 of those were British, 28.5% of the total. 5 were Romanian and 5 Spanish, Belgium saw 4, with Argentina, Morocco and Holland 3, Germany, Finland 2, and the United States, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Estonia, Iran, Paraguay, Poland and Belorussia one each.