'Pink Panther' suspect to serve Cyprus jail term
Tuesday 21 April 2009
A court ordered a suspected member of a gang of jewel thieves dubbed the "Pink Panthers" to first serve a jail sentence in Cyprus before being extradited to Spain, an official said today.
Rifat Hadziahmetovic of Montenegro must serve the nine-month term after he was convicted of trying to leave Cyprus using a fake passport, police spokesman Christos Andreou said.
It is now up to the island's attorney general whether to commute Hadziahmetovic's sentence to speed up his extradition, Andreou said.
Hadziahmetovic was arrested at Larnaca airport last month with a fake Bulgarian passport. Spain has requested his extradition over a 2008 robbery on the Spanish island of Tenerife.
The "Pink Panther" gang is suspected of mounting a series of thefts worth $150m in shops for the rich in Europe and Asia.
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery rumours: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
Eleven members of same family hospitalised after eating deadly pufferfish
FCKH8: YouTube reinstates provocative anti-sexism video showing young girls swearing
Phone-hacking: The Piers Morgan connection - Mirror admits some stories during Morgan's tenure may have been obtained by illegal means
Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for spe...
£40000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£35000 - £40000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...