Russia has 1,300 people on Interpol wanted list: Official

June 4th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, June 4 (RIA Novosti) Russian law enforcement bodies have put some 1,300 suspected criminals, including over 100 who are facing terrorism charges, on Interpol’s wanted list, a senior official said Thursday.
“Of these, 320 are wanted for murder, 309 for fraud, 103 for terrorism, 167 for robbery, looting and extortion, 76 for smuggling, and 58 for drug trafficking,” said the police organisation’s Russia chief Timur Lakhonin.

He added that since the beginning of the year, 10 people have been extradited to Russia, primarily from Germany and Spain.

“Over 80 people are under arrest in foreign countries and waiting for rulings on extradition to Russia,” Lakhonin said.

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