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Jordanian Interpol arrest suspect in $1 billion fraud case

By JT - Jan 30,2017 - Last updated at Jan 30,2017

AMMAN — Jordan’s Interpol office have arrested an internationally-wanted suspect involved in a $1 billion fraud and embezzlement case who was sentenced in absentia to seven years imprisonment, according to a Public Security Department statement released on Monday.

The suspect, who had a “Red Notice” in his name from Interpol, was attempting to enter the Kingdom through the Queen Alia International Airport, coming from a European country. 

The control and international communication system detected his status as a wanted suspect, and he was arrested and referred to the prosecutor. 

Authorities in the country which called for the Red Notice were contacted to send a retrieval file through their judicial authorities, or through diplomatic means, so the Jordanian judiciary can look into the request to deliver the suspect to them, the statement said. 

“In the case of Red Notices, the persons concerned are wanted by national jurisdictions for prosecution or to serve a sentence based on an arrest warrant or court decision,” the Interpol website said. 

Interpol’s role is “to assist the national police forces in identifying and locating these persons with a view to their arrest and extradition or similar lawful action”, the organisation added.

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