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Flor Bressers, a Belgian criminal with a degree in criminology, has been arrested in Switzerland after two years on the run, The Guardian reported.

Bressers, 35, nicknamed “the finger cutter”, has been sought since 2020 when he was given a four-year jail sentence for kidnapping, slashing with a razor and beating a Dutch florist who failed to smuggle drugs past UK customs.

Bressers was prosecuted in 2010 for allegedly cutting off a Dutch criminal's finger with pruning shears. He was acquitted for lack of evidence, but the alleged incident earned him his nickname.

Bressers was linked to a drug trafficking ring operating in Antwerp, believed to have smuggled tons of cocaine from South America to Europe. He was on Europol's most wanted list of criminals. The man was believed to be hiding in South Africa, but was eventually arrested in Zurich, where he was found with his lover and child. Belgian authorities requested extradition.

 

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