RGP carries out extradition of wanted Rumanian national at land frontier

Rumanian national Ionut Alexandru Mocanu, 34, who was stopped by Borders and Coastguards officers on December 31 2018 attempting to cross into Gibraltar, after immigration checks alerted to the existence of a European Arrest Warrant in his name, has been handed over by the RGP to the Rumanian police at the land border. 

The extradition was performed on the strength of an European Arrest Warrant from the Rumanian authorities as Mocanu, wanted for burglary in his country, fled the jurisdiction after being sentenced to prison.

No issues were encountered during Mocanu’s handing over, said police.

The suspect had been arrested by RGP officers after Borders and Coastguards scanned his passport and the outstanding European Arrest Warrant was detected.