“Pakistani Butcher,” Wanted for 70 Contract Killings, Apprehended While Hiding In a Crowd of Refugees
One of the most notorious assassins operating in the middle-east was able to blend right into a crowd of migrants, and was only captured thanks to someone’s tip to Interpol.
Police in the Central European nation arrested the alleged hitman near the border with Serbia on Tuesday when a crowd of illegal immigrants was stopped by officers, Breitbart reports.
According to a statement made by Austrian authorities, the arrest was made after detectives of the nations Federal Criminal Police Office (BK) informed Hungarian authorities after receiving a tip claiming the 35-year-old was heading for Austria.
Identified only as A.Z., the migrant is allegedly the hitman known as the “Pakistani butcher.” According to the Austrian police, the suspect is wanted for committing “around 70 contract killings” in his home country.
According to local media, the alleged hitman is one of Pakistan’s most wanted criminals, and began people smuggling since the beginning of the European “migrant crisis.”
“This case once again shows the importance of international cooperation in combating crime. I can only congratulate the Austrian investigators on this success,” said Wolfgang Sobotka, Austria’s Interior Minister.
OE24 reports over the next few days, the Austrian authorities will decide whether or not to deport the suspect back to Pakistan.
The European Union (EU) human rights legislation that bans member states from deporting migrants to countries where they may face capital punishment has led to a trend in which illegal immigrants, that come from countries which employ the death penalty, confess to murder in Europe whether they’re guilty or not.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has been scrutinized by Brussels for his views on mass migration, warned in 2015 that the flood of illegal immigrants into Europe would create a “battleground” in the continent.
“We will protect our borders [and] the Hungarian people from criminals, terrorists and illegal immigrants,” he vowed.
Last month, the United Nations (UN) condemned Hungary’s border protection measures, which has decreased illegal immigration by effectively 99 percent, claiming the nation’s border walls were not sufficiently welcoming.
One can be sure that Hungary is more focused on the protection of its citizens rather than interior design.
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