The tracking of WikileLeaks founder, Julian Assange, by the British police, costs approximately 11.000 euros per day to British taxpayers, as revealed today by Scotland Yard.
From 19 on June 2012, the day when Assange - who was accused in Sweden for rape - resorted to Ecuador's embassy in London and requested asylum, by May 2014, the tracking cost a total of 6,4 million pounds (about 8 million ).
This includes the salaries of police officers employed in this case, the use of vehicles, offices and equipment.
For two years now, the police are on a permanent basis outside the Ecuador Embassy, which is housed in a building very close to Harrods.
For safety reasons, Scotland Yard did not specify how many officers are involved in 42 Australian watch. If Assange decides to take a step outside the embassy, he will be arrested for extradition to Sweden to try for rape and sexual harassment.
The former hacker, who claims to be innocent, is afraid that Stockholm will deliver him to the US to be tried there for the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic documents through the WikiLeaks website.
"We rely on Ecuador to help bring an end to Assange's difficult and costly hospitality," a British Home Office spokesman said on Wednesday.
However, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday that his country will provide protection to Asian as long as the Australian wants it.