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02 June 2015

Fugitive arrested after cooperation between INTERPOL Bureaus in Brazil and Argentina

Swift investigative collaboration between the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Buenos Aires, Brasilia and NCB Brazil’s regional office in Santa Catarina has resulted in the location and arrest of an Argentine man just five days after Brazil requested the publication of an INTERPOL Red Notice against him.

Acting on a tip-off from law enforcement partners in both countries suggesting that 41-year old Victor Hugo Jaime was in the Argentine town of San Miguel de Tucumán, on 9 May NCB Brasilia sought the urgent publication of an INTERPOL Red Notice requesting that the suspect be placed under provisional arrest in Argentina pending extradition to Brazil. 

NCB Buenos Aires investigators immediately travelled 1,000 km to Tucumán where the suspect was located and then arrested on 14 May.

Working as a tourist bus driver in January 2000, Jaime had collided with another bus resulting in 41 deaths. Jaime had allegedly been driving at twice the authorized speed when he lost control of his vehicle.

Jaime now awaits extradition to Brazil where he will serve a prison sentence of more than seven years for manslaughter.