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Slovak murder suspect Mišenka arrested in Venezuela

Slovak citizen Viliam Mišenka, who is suspected of five murders in Slovakia, has been apprehended in Venezuela, Slovak Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar announced on Thursday, January 10. Gašpar said that Mišenka was apprehended on January 2 while walking on a beach on Margarita Island, the TASR newswire reported. Information about his arrest was provided by the Venezuelan branch of Interpol to the Slovak police on January 7, after Mišenka had been identified.

Slovak citizen Viliam Mišenka, who is suspected of five murders in Slovakia, has been apprehended in Venezuela, Slovak Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar announced on Thursday, January 10. Gašpar said that Mišenka was apprehended on January 2 while walking on a beach on Margarita Island, the TASR newswire reported. Information about his arrest was provided by the Venezuelan branch of Interpol to the Slovak police on January 7, after Mišenka had been identified.

"This person was held in a detention centre for three days [while he was identified]," said Gašpar. "From our point of view, the process will be completed when this person is transported to Slovakia," he added. He also pointed out that five international arrest warrants have been issued against Mišenka, who was carrying a Slovak passport with him when he was arrested. He is now being held in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

Mišenka is accused of involvement in several cases, including ordering the murder of his nephew, Jozef Mišenka, as well as the murder of a Bratislava underworld boss, Peter Čongrády, in 2004. Mišenka is also accused of a theft involving Sk137 million (around €5 million) in 1996.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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