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INTERPOL NOT INVOLVED IN MADUSH CASE

Wanted criminal Makandure Madush and 30 others who were arrested as part of a sting operation have not been produced before Dubai courts. This is only because the preliminary toxicology reports have been furnished and the group is to be produced courts later this week officials said.

“The arrested individuals have not been produced before courts, only the toxicology reports were filed last week, which is part of the preliminary investigation. The group is expected to be produced this week,” sources said. Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization have ruled out any involvement in the case adding that the arrests of individuals on their wanted lists are “done by the respective member countries in accordance with national legislation.”

When queried if Interpol will assist with extradition, Interpol’s press office responded by saying that “they were not involved in extradition matters and that it was the prerogative of the member countries.”

Makandure Madush has been issued an Interpol blue notice on the request made by Sri Lanka police. The blue notice is issued when additional information pertaining to the person’s identity, location and activities in relation to a crime is sought. Foreign Ministry officials told the Daily News that Dubai’s public prosecutors have commenced investigations into the matter since Thursday last week. “At present, the Sri Lankan embassy in Abu Dhabi and consulate in Dubai are working with the Dubai law enforcement authorities in consultation with the Ministry of Defence to ensure that Sri Lanka’s interest in this case are met.”

(Daily News)

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