A suspected drug lord known as the ‘Finger Cutter’ who was wanted by Europol has been extradited to Belgium after being busted in Switzerland.
Flor Bressers, 36, was wanted for drug trafficking and he has now been extradited to Belgium after being busted in Zurich earlier this year.
Bressers was wanted internationally for allegedly importing vast quantities of cocaine from South America and was considered to be violent and dangerous.
But he was extradited to Belgium to face charges on Friday, 14th October, after Swiss cops busted him in a Zurich hotel on 17th February.
Bressers had been living in Zurich under a fake name, according to Swiss media, but the Zurich cantonal police reportedly confirmed in a statement on Friday that the wanted man had been sent back to Belgium.
He faces accusations of having imported large quantities of cocaine from South America to Europe and had gone on the run for two years before finally being collared by the long arm of the law.
Nicknamed the ‘Finger Cutter’, Bressers is said to have benefitted from a network of accomplices that helped him acquire new identities.
Investigators reportedly believe that Bressers was in South Africa when they started looking for him.
But Bressers, who was on Europol’s most wanted list, and his 28-year-old unnamed companion were busted in Zurich and the Swiss Federal Criminal Court has now greenlit his extradition to Belgium, where he will also face money laundering charges, on top of the drugs charges.
Bressers, considered to be one of Europe’s biggest alleged drug dealers, is said to have cut off a man’s finger with garden shears during an argument.
He was charged at the time but was acquitted due to a lack of evidence. The incident nonetheless earned him the nickname ‘Finger Cutter’.