A Pakistani man suspected of having killed around 70 people in his homeland has been arrested in Hungary among a large group of migrants trying to break into Europe.
Police in the Central European nation arrested the 35-year-old alleged hitman, who is wanted by Interpol, on Tuesday when officers stopped a crowd of illegal immigrants near the border with Serbia, Reuters reports.
Austrian authorities said in a statement that the arrest was made after detectives from the nation’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BK) received a tip-off that the man was heading for Austria, and informed colleagues in Hungary.
Identified only by the initials A.Z., the suspect is a hitman known as the “Pakistani butcher” who, according to Austrian police, is accused of committing “around 70 contract killings” in his homeland.
One of the South Asian nation’s most wanted criminals, according to local media the man had turned his hand to people smuggling since the beginning of Europe’s “migrant crisis”…