Frenchman arrested in Morocco after all 12 years on the run to be

The Frenchman has been convicted in France for murder, but for 12 years on the run. He is arrested on 14 July in El Jadida where he is hiding, reported the French Prosecutor in Nice yesterday evening.

France has submitted an extradition request to the Moroccan authorities, confirmed the Court of Nice to the French newspaper Le Parisien.

Indicted for the murder of the 24-year-old Kamel Lafont in 2004, fled the French Pierre Barraud, now 52 years old, a year later. He benefited from a provisional release (pending the court case) where he was placed under judicial supervision.

In 2010 was Barraud in his absence sentenced to 20 years ' imprisonment by the District Court of Alpes-Maritimes for murder, against a background of drug trafficking and motivated by a debt of 40,000 euros, according to the Prosecutor. The victim was in a car found pierces with bullets. Five bullets had hit the victim, one of which hit his head.

On 11 July 2017 did a special French research team a series of house searches at family members in Nice. Documents were found with respect to the purchase of a house in El Jadida by his niece. This information was passed to the Moroccan police, which arrested at this address, and Pierre Baraud that indeed his home turned out to be.

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