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Europol National Unit 30 September 2009

Criminal investigators of the national Criminal Police Directorate and Koper police officers tracked down and arrested an Italian citizen in the area of Koper Police Directorate on 16 February 2022.

The Italian judicial authorities issued a European arrest warrant (EAW) against the fugitive who had been convicted of murdering a police officer and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Once arrested, the wanted person was brought before the investigating judge on duty of the Koper District Court where a court hearing was held and pre-trial detention was ordered for the fugitive. The proceedings for extradition to Italian authorities were initiated.