Fugitive British drug baron held in SA used fake Cyprus passport

Johannesburg - Police say the fugitive British drug baron and convicted fraudster who was arrested in Midrand at the weekend, was using a fake Cyprus passport and had been staying with a woman believed to be a Cypriot. 

Martin Evans, 52, from Swansea in Wales, was arrested in a secure, gated suburban housing estate in Midrand in a joint operation by the SAPS and Interpol.  

He had been on the run since 2011 when he failed to return to prison after release on a five-day leave, said police spokesperson Solomon Makgale.

Evans will appear in a Pretoria court on Monday for a procedural extradition hearing.

A once-successful businessman, Evans was serving a 21-year jail term for drugs smuggling when in 2011 he failed to return to prison after release on a five-day leave.

Police could not specify when Evans entered South Africa, with Makgale saying they were still investigating.



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Lwandiso Slovas Mtokwana 2014-08-04 05:16:44 AM
i only c this ID channel ,i almost got away with it .send hm back Asap
Henk Brand 2014-08-04 05:30:11 AM
Leave from prison? Is this a new perk?
German Shepherd 2014-08-04 05:35:33 AM
"5 day leave" from jail??? This isn't a sentence at all
Theo Ferreira 2014-08-04 05:53:32 AM
This is what Britain gets for giving 5 day leave passes to people serving 21 years... I am sure it is part of their compassionate policy... The same reason why they allow two years to pass before letting a murder accused be sent back to SA for fear of him being scarred emotionally.. Always so eager to do the right thing for the wrong people. Smh.
Minster Graham Jehoma 2014-08-04 06:17:02 AM
Ag nee...more of our limitless resources wasted on another country's scum.....why do this country always attract criminals like this....
Sejouse Freedom 2014-08-04 06:39:31 AM
What is it with the Greeks/Cypriots? There more to it than we know? Lollie Jackson and his Greek accused murderer? HMMMMMMMMMMMMM??
Motleleng Kgosi Rakgantsho 2014-08-04 06:48:45 AM
"Evans will appear in a Pretoria court on Monday for a procedural extradition hearing" why go to court? This mampara should be deported back to Britain without wasting our tax money...
Vaalmeerkat 2014-08-04 07:23:53 AM
South Africa...... Haven for criminals!
Liana Loots 2014-08-04 07:34:21 AM
LOL Norman, you nailed it!
Sisie Indola 2014-08-04 07:58:52 AM
Proving once again that SA is gangsters paradise....