The members of the Fugitive/ Extradition Unit of the INTERPOL have arrested a wanted USA fugitive who has been on the run since 2009.
Nichole Michelle King (44) had been on the most wanted list in her country of birth for sentencing after she was found guilty on three offences relating to fraud and embezzlement of funds from her employer.
King was arrested in 2006 and was due to be sentenced on 11 December 2009 when she skipped the country and found a hiding place in South Africa.
In June this year the authorities in USA requested the INTERPOL unit to arrest and extradite King. The fugitive was arrested at her rental house in Brakpan, Gauteng province on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 and she subsequently appeared before the Brakpan Magistrate’s Court where she was remanded in custody until 18 August 2016.
Meanwhile a 42-year-old South African woman was arrested at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama with 5000 grams of cocaine worth over R4.5 million. The woman was about to board a flight to Lisbon via Sao Jose and Madrid.
She was searched and the drugs were found concealed inside her back pack, some were sewn inside her jacket’s hood.
She will appear in court soon.