Dreaded gangster wanted by Interpol held
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan spy service on Monday claimed arresting a notorious criminal Raees Khudadad accused of numerous murders, kidnappings and robberies, ending a decade long international manhunt.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Khudadad was on the Interpol’s list of most-wanted criminals and he was also wanted by the Tajikistan government.
NDS spokesman Abdul Haseeb Siddiqui told a press conference in Kabul that Khudadad was captured in the 5th police district last evening along with two accomplices during a raid that lasted 36 hours.
Khudadad has reportedly lived in Kabul, Kunduz and Jalaabad apart from frequently travelling to Pakistan, Tajikistan and the United Arab Emirates.
“His arrest is a clear warning to criminals who believe they can take advantage of the current political situation and get away with crimes” Siddiqui said.
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