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Italy: Eritrea fugitive to be prosecuted for human smuggling

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2022

12 ottobre 2022 alle 08:32aggiornato il 12 ottobre 2022 alle 07:56

Human trafficking Africa-Europe: a dangerous fugitive in handcuffs

Ghebremedhin Temesghen Ghebru, a 35-year-old Eritrean, was the head of a criminal association specializing in illegal immigration
The fugitive escorted by the agents (Photo of the State Police)

The fugitive escorted by the agents (Photo of the State Police)

A prominent migrant trafficking suspect was arrested in Ethiopia after two years on the run and has been extradited to Italy, Italian justice ministry sources said on Tuesday.

A dangerous fugitive has been arrested and extradited to Italy, among the heads of a transnational criminal association specializing in human trafficking and illegal immigration from Africa to Northern Europe, with the first landing in Italy.

This is Ghebremedhin Temesghen Ghebru , a 35-year-old Eritrean, who has been wanted for over a year.

The illegal network of which he was one of the leaders operated between Central Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan), the Maghreb countries (especially Libya), Italy and Northern Europe (England, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and Germany) .

Ghebremedhin, known as Tenny or Temmy, was arrested at Addis Ababa International Airport while trying to board a flight to Australia bound for Adelaide. The man was traveling on an Australian passport.

The investigation into him was coordinated by the Deputy Prosecutor Marzia Sabella and the Deputy Prosecutors Calogero Ferrara and Giorgia Righi of the Palermo Public Prosecutor's Office and conducted by the Mobile Squads of Palermo, Agrigento and the Central Operational Service of the State Police.

The investigation also involved the Dutch and English authorities, with the investigators of the SCIP (the Service for International Police Cooperation) who followed the 35-year-old's movements for months, then triggered the arrest, in collaboration with Interpol. .

So the extradition, arriving in Rome, after "Tenny" is now available to the judicial authority.

(Unioneonline / lf)

Italy: Eritrea fugitive to be prosecuted for human smuggling

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