INTERPOL praises capture of mafia boss in Thailand

April 4, 2012

INTERPOL on April 1, 2012 released the following:

“Convicted Italian fugitive was subject of INTERPOL Red Notice requested by Italy

LYON, France – The detention in Bangkok of a man wanted in Italy for mafia-related criminal conspiracy and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons has been praised by INTERPOL Chief Ronald K. Noble as an example of effective international police cooperation.

Vito Roberto Palazzolo, aged 64, was stopped by the Royal Thai police on Friday 30 March at Bangkok airport. He was sentenced by a court in Italy in 2009 to nine years in jail for criminal association as a prominent member of the Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia for whom he had been accused of laundering money from the proceeds of drug trafficking and cigarette smuggling, and for closely associating with the undisputed leaders of the criminal organization.

The convicted mafia fugitive was taken into custody at Bangkok airport by officers from Thailand’s Bureau of Immigration, working in collaboration with INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Bangkok, as well as with the Foreign Affairs and Tourist Police divisions of the Royal Thai Police, with the assistance of INTERPOL’s liaison office in Bangkok.

INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit at its General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon has been closely coordinating with INTERPOL’s NCB in Rome and its liaison office in Bangkok, in collaboration with Italian police services and case Prosecutor, as part of initiatives to locate Palazzolo in the Asian region where a previous travel entry by the fugitive was recently detected.

Secretary General Noble praised the authorities in Italy and Thailand for their continued commitment to cross-border law enforcement, which he said was exemplified by Palazzolo’s arrest.

“The capture of this convicted mafia fugitive highlights the very real and valuable results which can be achieved by INTERPOL member countries working together, especially when supported by INTERPOL global policing tools such as Red Notices,” said Secretary General Noble.

“Palazzolo’s arrest will I am sure encourage all INTERPOL member countries to renew their commitment to transnational police cooperation through the INTERPOL community, so that justice can run its course,” concluded Mr Noble.

A Red Notice represents one of INTERPOL’s most powerful tools in tracking international fugitives. Containing identification details and judicial information about a wanted person, a Red Notice seeks the location, the apprehension and the provisional arrest of a wanted person, and is circulated to police in all of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries.”

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INTERPOL issues Red Notices seeking arrest of four suspects in New Delhi car bomb attack targeting Israeli officials

March 23, 2012

INTERPOL on March 22, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – INTERPOL, acting on a request from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, has issued Red Notices for four suspects wanted in connection with the 13 February bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s car in New Delhi.

Details of the suspects Mohammadreza Abolghashemi, Houshang Afshar Irani, Seyed Ali Mahdiansadr and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh who are all wanted for terrorism related offences including criminal conspiracy and attempted murder, have been transmitted to INTERPOL’s 190 member countries.

The attack left a 42-year-old female diplomat with serious injuries and also wounded her driver and two bystanders.

INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said India’s request for the Red Notices would make it extremely difficult for the suspects to travel internationally in an attempt to evade capture.

“Through requesting INTERPOL Red Notices, India has ensured that law enforcement officials around the globe are alerted to the wanted status of these fugitives, and therefore reduces their options for international travel,” said Mr Noble.

“INTERPOL is uniquely placed to ensure that vital police information and support are made available to the global law enforcement community when and where it is needed,” concluded the head of INTERPOL.

INTERPOL Red Notices serve to communicate to the world’s police that a suspect is wanted by a member country and request that the suspect be placed under provisional arrest pending extradition.

INTERPOL will not comment further on the Red Notices that were issued today. All enquiries concerning the charges and suspects should be directed to the India’s Central Bureau of Investigation in New Delhi.”

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Interpol notice against embassy car blast conspirators soon

March 23, 2012

Deccan Herald on March 21, 2012 released the following:

“Delhi Police are all set to get Interpol red notice issued against three Iranian nationals suspected to be the key conspirators behind the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in the city.

Police have requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to approach Interpol headquarters in France for issuing the international notice against Houshang Afshar Irani, 39, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, 49, and Mohammadreza Abolghasemi, 45.

“The notice is believed to be in the final stages of being processed and is expected to be issued soon,” a police official said. It is believed that this could be as early as Thursday evening.

The red notice requests (provisional) arrest of wanted persons, with a view to extradition. It is considered to be the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.

The Interpol, however, does not have the authority to issue arrest warrants.
The passport details of Afshar Irani (I17287444/ issued on January 9, 2010), Mahdiansadr (J14922614/ issued on December 25, 2008) and Abolghasemi (F14772374/ issued on December 2, 2008) were earlier provided to the CBI.

Delhi Police commissioner B K Gupta has confirmed that the trio had done a recce on the Israeli Embassy and its surrounding areas in Delhi with freelance journalist Sayed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi to carry out the bomb attack on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren’s car.

Koren was on her way from the Israeli embassy to pick up her children from school when a magnetic bomb ripped apart her vehicle at around 3:15 pm on February 13. She along with her driver and two others was wounded in the attack.

Kazmi was arrested on March 6 for ‘providing logistic support’ to the trio.

After questioning, he was booked under section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and under section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Delhi Police have already obtained open warrants under Section VII A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) against the three men and Sedaghatzadeh Masoud, another Iranian national accused of being one of the bombers in the triple explosions in Bangkok.

Masoud is also believed to have guided the bombers in Delhi. He was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 15, a day after three explosions rocked the Thai capital.”

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