Requests made to Interpol for the international arrest of fugitives sought by member countries are published on their website. It shows pictures of drug lords and terrorists, child abductors and slavers, and all sorts of unsavoury characters.

But running a search for warrants requested by Malta and Cyprus, and a search for all the Marias on the database does not return anything about Maria Efimova, alleged mis-appropriator of less than 2,000 euro from Pilatus Bank in Malta and of an undisclosed amount from a Russian perfume importer in Cyprus for whom she worked four years ago.

Now I might be missing something. And I will limit this to the facts, leaving the comments to another time.

But why are these stories of international arrest warrants not checking out?