Three British murder suspects face extradition

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9 March 2005, BARCELONA-Three Britons wanted in their country for murder have been arrested in Barcelona under a European warrant and are being detained pending extradition proceedings.

9 March 2005

BARCELONA-Three Britons wanted in their country for murder have been arrested in Barcelona under a European warrant and are being detained pending extradition proceedings.

The three, identified only as Kamran K., 28, Asir H., 27 and Mohammed Omar A., 29, all of Pakistani background, were arrested Sunday, an interior ministry statement said.

Two of them were seized at a coach station in a joint operation by Spanish and British police. Three kilos of cocaine was found in their possession.

The third, Mohammed Omar, was arrested when police raided the apartment where the men were staying.

All had fake British passports in other names, necessitating fingerprint comparisons to confirm their identities.

According to Spanish officials, Kamran was wanted for a June 2003 murder of another British Pakistani and the attempted murder of another person.

The two others were believed to be members of a gang which tortured and killed a man, Daniel Higgins, in Slough, Berkshire, in November 2003 in retaliation for a killing 11 months earlier Higgins was suspected to be involved in.

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Subject: Spanish news

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