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Three criminals with ties to Lux among EU’s most wanted



Europol launched its EU’s Most Wanted campaign on 3 December Photo: Shutterstock

Europol launched its EU’s Most Wanted campaign on 3 December Photo: Shutterstock

Europol on Friday launched a campaign to help find the EU’s most wanted criminals hiding in plain sight, including three men who committed crimes in Luxembourg.

The EU’s law enforcement agency together with the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (Enfast), annually launches a public campaign to get tips from the public about the whereabouts of fugitive criminals.

“The criminals in this campaign are all wanted for serious crimes, such as murder, drug trafficking and trafficking of human beings,” the two organisations said in a press release. “We are asking you to visit the EU Most Wanted website to view images of these fugitives and check if you recognise any of them.”

Three people involved in crimes committed in Luxembourg are on the list. They include Aldo Iamandi, an Albanian national suspected of attempted murder. He fired a gun, severely injuring a victim on 24 November 2020 in Remich.

Another Albanian national, Edinjo Pulti, used a knife to stab two men several times on 2 August 2020 in Petange, severely injuring one of them.

Teoh Yeon Choy, a Chinese-Malaysian man, in 2003 threatened the owner of a Chinese restaurant in Luxembourg. During a fight, Teoh was injured by a gunshot. He was arrested and treated in hospital but released while his trial was pending. He was sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison on several extortion charges.

Tipoffs can be made anonymously through the website.

In 2020, 16 fugitives were arrested thank to the campaign, Europol and Enfast said. Since the EU’s Most Wanted website launched in 2016, 110 criminals have been arrested with 41 arrests directly linked to tips made through the platform.