From: Alice Taylor
Albanian Authorities Apprehend Alleged ISIS Fugitive Wanted by Interpol

Albanian authorities have arrested a 24-year-old Tajikistani national who is allegedly a member of ISIS.

The anti-terror unit detained the individual this morning following the issuance of an international arrest warrant from Germany, on 21 April. Interpol Tirana is expected to extradite the man to Germany to face charges against him.

The police issued a notification to announce the arrest this morning.

“The Anti-Terror Directorate, in order to prevent, identify and apprehend persons with terrorist tendencies, or members of terrorist organisations, as well as in the exchange of information with counterparts and law enforcement agencies inside and outside the country, has organised and finalised the coded operation “Visitor”.

They added:

“The citizen was declared internationally wanted by Interpol Wiesbaden, Germany, after the Federal Court in Karlsruhe, Germany on 21.04.2020 issued an international arrest warrant for him, for the criminal offence of ‘participation in a foreign terrorist organisation’, suspected as a member and participant of a foreign terrorist organisation and establishing a terrorist cell in Germany to commit jihad on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS).”