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A Romanian citizen with a criminal record in Spain, France and Monaco was detained on Wednesday, November 9, by the Giurgiulesti-Galati Border Police officers. Monaco had previously issued an arrest warrant against him for attempted theft.
The press service of the Border Police said that they identified a Romanian citizen, aged 25, residing in the city of Galati, in the Moldavia region in eastern Romania, who was internationally wanted. The guards found that he was listed in the Interpol database for several crimes. He was subsequently found to have criminal records for thefts in France and Spain, as well as the outstanding arrest warrant in Monaco.
According to sources within the Border Police, the Romanian citizen had been recently released from a prison in France.
The Romanian citizen was arrested and placed in remand. Subsequently, the court will establish the day of his extradition to Monaco.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.