INTERPOL Red Notice for Jean-Claude Mas issued at request of Costa Rica unrelated to breast implants
On Christmas eve international police agency INTERPOL reported:
At this time, INTERPOL can only state that the criminal charge underlying the INTERPOL Red Notice relates to the local charge in Costa Rica of drunk driving which allegedly occurred in June 2010 and for which the penalty, if convicted, is three years imprisonment.
This same Red Notice has been available on INTERPOL's public website since its publication in June of this year, but has only generated international interest because of the recent controversy surrounding Mr Jean-Claude Mas and the potential health risk to women allegedly posed by his company's breast implants.
INTERPOL has never launched an ‘international manhunt’ for Mr Jean-Claude Mas for the above charge or any other charge.
The above charge is like thousands of others for which an INTERPOL member country (Costa Rica) wants to alert all other INTERPOL member countries that a person - in this case, Mr Jean-Claude Mas - is wanted for arrest; that a warrant issued by a judicial body supports the request for arrest and that Costa Rica is prepared to seek his extradition if any INTERPOL member country arrests him on the basis of the Red Notice.
INTERPOL will not comment publicly any further on this matter.