The gendarmes of the Gard indicated on Monday that the motorized platoon of Nîmes found, on June 4, a Belgian, who was the subject of a European arrest warrant.
The suspect, wanted for acts of sexual delinquency, was arrested during a banal roadside check, organized on the sidelines of the Nîmes feria.
That day, the driver was unable to present his driving license and was driving with a criminal blood alcohol level, detail the gendarmes of Gard.
In order to find out if the man really holds a driving licence, the soldiers contact the Center for Police and Customs Cooperation in Tournai, Belgium, whose mission is to promote cooperation between the two countries.
A prison sentence to serve
They then learn that he is wanted by the Belgian authorities, for facts causing him to incur up to 20 years in prison.
He is also no longer the holder of the Belgian driving license and must serve a 2-year prison sentence for conduct despite the forfeiture of his license, indicate the gendarmes.
He was remanded in custody pending his possible extradition to Belgium.
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