Re TC

European Union – European arrest warrant. Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA should be interpreted as precluding a national provision, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which laid down a general and unconditional obligation to release a requested person arrested pursuant to a European arrest warrant as soon as a period of 90 days from that person's arrest had elapsed, where there was a very serious risk of that person absconding and that risk could not be reduced to an acceptable level by the imposition of appropriate measures. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held, among other things, in proceedings concerning the execution, in the Netherlands, of a European arrest warrant by the competent UK authorities in respect of a British national living in Spain who was suspected of having been involved, as a senior member of an organised crime group, in the importation, supply and sale of hard drugs, including 300 kg of cocaine.

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