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07 février 2007

No seat belt leads to apprehension of Red Notice suspect

A fugitive from Ecuador, a subject of a Red Notice requested by IP Quito and suspected in the death of a prominent politician and two other men, was arrested 3 February in the hamlet of Palenville in upstate New York. According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, Christian Steven Ponce, 36, of Quito, Ecuador, was arrested following a routine traffic stop for not wearing a seat belt.

An INTERPOL Red Notice seeks the arrest or the provisional arrest of a wanted person with a view to extradition.