The Court of Instruction number 50 of Madrid has decreed the imprisonment of Jordi AF, Lupín, one of the most wanted cybercriminals in Spain arrested last Saturday by the National Police in a nightclub in the capital.
One of the clients of the premises, located in Madrid’s Calle de Toledo, recognized him in a booth and notified the National Police, who appeared at the establishment at six in the morning. This client had recently seen the well-known cyber scammer in La Sexta’s ‘Investigation Team’ program, so he decided to report it to the authorities.
The agents confirmed his identity and verified that he had several legal claims in force for which he was arrested. Lupín was carrying almost 12,000 euros in cash at the time. Once arrested, he requested habeas corpus, immediately available before the judge, and was transferred before the investigating judge number 3 of Madrid.
The known offender did not state before the judge that he had nine legal claims for fraud issued by courts in Ponferrada (León), Elche (Alicante), Guadalajara, Albacete, Cádiz and Madrid. However, the magistrate confirmed these search and arrest warrants, plus an arrest warrant, for which reason the habeas corpus was dismissed and it was brought to justice.
Born in Ponferrada (León), 25 years old, Lupín is considered the greatest cybercriminal in the history of Spain, for which he has already been convicted in one of the proceedings against him. It is estimated that he made a profit of around 300,000 euros a month with “online” scams, copying store web pages and using platforms for his victims to buy products that they would never receive.