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Karol Mello reportedly arrested in Belize

A news website in the central American country of Belize has reported that Karol Mello, a Slovak fugitive wanted in connection with an attempted gangland hit that resulted in the murder of a woman and young boy in 2004, was arrested there on Wednesday, July 11.

A news website in the central American country of Belize has reported that Karol Mello, a Slovak fugitive wanted in connection with an attempted gangland hit that resulted in the murder of a woman and young boy in 2004, was arrested there on Wednesday, July 11.

The website of the San Pedro Sun reported that Mello was arrested by local police on the island of San Pedro after a tip-off from Belize Police and Interpol. It reported that Mello had been transported to Belmopan, the capital, on Thursday and "handed over to Interpol authorities".

The story was accompanied by photographs of a man resembling Mello, apparently in police custody.

After the 2004 murders Mello spent several years evading arrest but was apprehended in Poland in 2010 and extradited to Slovakia. However, he was then released from custody by the Slovak courts in 2011 and immediately went on the run again.

The Belize website incorrectly quoted The Slovak Spectator as naming the special prosecutor in the Slovak Republic as Katarína Kudjáková. In fact, Kudjáková is the spokesperson for the Specialised Criminal Court; she did not make the statements attributed to her by the San Pedro Sun.

Source: The San Pedro Sun website

For more information about this story please see: Prosecutor seeks another international arrest warrant for Karol Mello

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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