The father who had disappeared with his two German children and was wanted on the island of Tenerife in recent weeks, was arrested on Tuesday in the Portuguese municipality of Caldas da Rainha, about 100 kilometers from Lisbon, according to police sources.
The father of Kristian and Amantia Toska, aged 11 and 10, wanted in Tenerife for alleged parental abduction, has been arrested in Portugal. The agents report that the mother is already aware of the situation and that the two minors are in perfect condition.
The Court of Investigation number 2 of Santa Cruz de Tenerife extended this Monday to international level the national warrant of arrest and presentation that had decreed last week.
The German man, accused of parental abduction, gave clues about his whereabouts when he checked into a hotel in Portugal with his two children. As an international arrest warrant was in place, alarms were raised.
The arrest took place early this Tuesday, after the father of the minors, resident in Germany, traveled to Tenerife with his two children in December 2020, while his partner filed a complaint in Germany in January 2021. According to the investigating sources in the case, no search warrant for the abduction of minors was ever registered.
However, because the mother was unaware of the whereabouts of her children, she decided to travel to Spain to lodge a complaint of ill-treatment, while the court urged the National Police to investigate the case in August.
The National Police officers have requested the cooperation of the Portuguese authorities to culminate in the arrest of the father of the minors.