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Interpol attributes Canadian fugitive's arrest to well-established int'l cooperation

06-05-2012 08:28 BJT

PARIS, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) on Monday highly commended international police cooperation resulting in swift arrest in Berlin, Germany of the suspected Canadian killer.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, a 29-year-old Canadian porn actor, was wanted by Canadian authorities and the Interpol after he allegedly killed 33-year-old Chinese student Lin Jun on the night of May 25 with an ice pick and mailed the victim's dismembered body parts.

He was later reportedly sneaking into France and Germany and was apprehended in an internet cafe in Berlin after a local resident recognized him and alerted police.

The arrest of Magnotta, a Canadian national suspected of murder and the subject of an Interpol Red Notice for internationally- wanted persons, "highlights the essential role of international police cooperation and sharing intelligence in fugitive investigations," a senior Interpol official said in a statement.

The Lyon-based Interpol circulated on Thursday the Red Notice in four languages to its 190 member countries after it was believed Magnotta, who is also known as Eric Clinton Newman or Vladimir Romanov, had fled Canada for France.

"Magnotta's arrest demonstrates the benefits of Interpol's worldwide network of National Central Bureaus sharing information on dangerous fugitives believed to have fled abroad. Police know that the best way to catch fugitives anywhere in the world is to use Interpol's tools and services," said the head of Interpol's Fugitives unit, Stefano Carvelli.

The international police agency congratulated "all of the authorities and its National Central Bureaus in Canada, France, Germany and elsewhere for their collaborative efforts which led to the rapid arrest of this wanted individual," added Carvelli.

Interpol Red Notices serve to communicate to police worldwide that a person is wanted by a member country and request that the suspect be placed under provisional arrest pending extradition.


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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