John Habeta is a Dutch-Eritrean man who has been on Interpol’s red notice for human trafficking. After being on the run for four years, he is now set to face trial in the European nations.
John Habeta Age and Place of Birth
The criminal aforementioned was born in 1968 to Dutch and Eritrean parents.
John Habeta Human Trafficking
He is accused and wanted for being involved in trafficking groups of women, children, and men from Africa to Europe. In October 2020 amidst the global Coronavirus pandemic, John Habeta was identified as a high priority target by Interpol’s specialized unit on migrant smuggling and human trafficking. All member countries were immediately notified and upon leads derived, they were shared with the NCB in The Hague.
The Red Notice made the location of the criminal easy and soon he was arrested.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kenya stated that Habeta has been a man on the run hiding on Kenyan soil. The DCI went on to say, “He is linked to at least four different operations where groups of Eritrean nationals were smuggled into Europe through Asia. Immediately after his arrest, he was extradited to the Netherlands on orders from the Ministry of Interior, after the Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i, declared his presence in the country as contrary to the county’s national interests.”
Habeta was arrested on 16th December 2021 and extradited on Christmas Day, 25th December 2021 to the Netherlands where he is set to face trial. He is said to have been in the human trafficking business smuggling people using routes from Asia into Europe for the illegal and high-profit business. Moreover, Habeta is linked to other crimes such as terrorism, illicit money flows, corruption, and illicit-good trafficking.
The fugitive was arrested on December 16, in the outskirts of Nairobi after an Interpol Red Notice (international fugitive alert) was published earlier last month for people smuggling and use of fake identity documents to carry out transcontinental smuggling operations.
|Real Name||John Habeta|
|Age||40s (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||EU|
|Year of Birth||1970s|