Albania Arrests, Deports Egyptian with Suspected Terrorist Links
An Egyptian with suspected links to terrorist organizations was arrested and immediately deported by Albanian authorities, police said Wednesday.
They named him as Saber Saliman, 20, and said he was in the pay of Osama Bin Laden, the alleged mastermind and financier of terrorist attacks around the world.
Saliman was arrested Monday at Rinas airport after receiving a tip-off from Egypt, police said.
The US Central Intelligence Agency and Egyptian secret services have provided Albania with a list of people suspected of terrorist activity, said the Gazeta Shqiptare newspaper.
Albania has deported at least eight people suspected of criminal activity in various western nations. Since the country's popular uprising in 1997 Albania has become a favoured centre for organised crime organizations – TIRANA (AFP)
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