Former GcMAF boss’s five months on run are ended
DISGRACED former Guernsey resident David Noakes is back in prison after being on the run for the last five months.
The former Immuno Biotech boss was facing nine charges under a European Arrest Warrant in relation to the sale and distribution of the cancer ‘cure’, GcMAF, from France.
But he failed to attend Bournemouth police station in mid-December and had been on the run until last week. Because he was due to attend Bournemouth police station and had ties to the area, Dorset Police have been leading the hunt since December.
‘Dorset Police has been carrying out arrest enquiries to locate the individual,’ a force spokesman said.
‘Following information received from a member of the public, he was arrested in the Truro area of Cornwall by officers from Devon and Cornwall Police on Wednesday 20 May and has been recalled to prison.’
Noakes was first jailed by the UK court in 2018 for 15 months, after he admitted money laundering and supplying and selling the unlicensed medicine.
The most recent legal action related to Noakes’s alleged move to Normandy in 2015 after his UK operation was shut down following a raid by the medicines regulator.
Prosecutors have previously said they believe that between June 2015 and March 2017, numerous sites in and around Cherbourg were used to store and ship GcMAF to 50 different countries, generating up to nine million euros through online sales.
Immuno Biotech was headquartered in Guernsey and a number of islanders have previously taken GcMAF, which had been marketed as a cure for a wide range of ailments, including HIV and autism.