Hidden among a large group of migrants trying to break into Europe was a Pakistani man suspected of killing approximately 70 people in his homeland. Police successfully captured the 35-year-old alleged hitman in Hungary on Tuesday when officers stopped the crowd of illegal immigrants near the border with Serbia, Reuters reported.
Austrian authorities put out a statement saying that the arrest was made after detectives from their Federal Criminal Police Office (BK) received a tip that the infamous “Pakistani butcher” was heading for Austria and informed their counterparts in neighboring Hungary.
Identified only by the initials A.Z., the suspect is accused of committing “around 70 contract killings” in Pakistan and was on the country’s most-wanted list. It is also alleged A.Z. began smuggling people across borders at the beginning of Europe’s “migrant crisis.”
“This case once again shows the importance of international cooperation in combating crime. I can only congratulate the Austrian investigators on this success,” said Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka.
In the next few days, authorities in Austria will be deciding on whether or not to deport the suspect to Pakistan, OE24 reported.
European Union (EU) human rights legislation forbids member states from deporting migrants to countries where they may face the death penalty. This has resulted in an increasing number of illegal immigrants from third world nations confessing to murder in Europe, even if they’re not guilty.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been warning his EU counterparts since 2015 that illegal immigrants flooding into Europe would turn the continent into a “battleground.”
“We will protect our borders [and] the Hungarian people from criminals, terrorists and illegal immigrants,” he promised.
Hungary’s border protection measures — which effectively cut illegal migration by 99 percent — were attacked last month by the United Nations (UN), which blasted the country’s border walls for not looking very welcoming.
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