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Albanian wanted on international homicide warrant arrested in Thessaloniki

Featured Albanian wanted on international homicide warrant arrested in Thessaloniki

An Albanian national against whom was pending an international arrest warrant issued by the Albanian authorities was arrested on Wednesday in Thessaloniki.

The 43-year-old man is charged for homicide and illegal gun possession as in August 1997 he had shot and fatally injured a compatriot in Albania for economic differences. According to German authorities, the arrested was involved in a homicide case in Albania.

He was also arrested in July 2003 accused of armed robbery at a bank in dowtown Thessaloniki. In his attempt to escape he shot against police officers resulting into the injury of one police officer.
The Albanian was sentenced to 20-year imprisonment.