Sunday, 6 November 2016

Spanish National Police capture French hitman in Halloween devil mask

A notorious French hitman was nabbed at a Halloween party in Malaga, southern Spain, while wearing a devil's mask and a black cape and wig.

Photo courtesy Policia Nacional

Hammid Hakker, 47, a fugitive on France's most-wanted list, was arrested together with two Spaniards who police suspect were helping him to hide in the country. According to a statement by the National Police, the man was disguised as a devil,in order to blend in with the other party-goers.

According to a report by The Local, Hakker is wanted for drug trafficking, murder and money-laundering and was sentenced by a French court back in 2005 to 15 years in jail for the murder of a minor drug trafficker. However after the jail in northern France granted him a temporary leave of absence in November 2013 Hakker has been on the run.

Prison Break: Hakker has escaped from jail before

He had previously escaped from a jail in Paris back in 1998, taking the place of another man in the visiting area of the prison and was re-arrested in 2003. 

Reportedly the Spanish police began investigating Hakker in mid-October, after they discovered a "hitman's kit" with two guns, ammunition, a silencer, false ID documents and eight mobile phones, along with 5,000 in cash in a house in Malaga.