A 46-year-old Albanian man wanted for murder under a European arrest warrant was arrested by Greek authorities in the Peloponnese on Tuesday. The man was caught by Kalamata police in the town of Leuktros in Messinia and will be turned over to Albanian authorities.


The fugitive was convicted for murder in 1997 and received a final sentence of 23 years imprisonment that is still outstanding.

A Kalamata Appeals Court Prosecutor has been placed in charge of the case and has issued a temporary arrest and detention order so that the fugitive can be extradited to Albania. The man had been illegally resident in Greece and displayed a passport in another name and a fake residence permit to police. He is also being investigated for other criminal acts.