Friday 22 November 2019

Murder suspect arrested in Tanzania

Undated handout photo issued by South Wales Police of Nadine Aburas, as an international manhunt was launched after Nadine Aburas was found dead in a guest room at the Future Inn hotel in Cardiff on New Year's Eve. Photo: South Wales Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by South Wales Police of Nadine Aburas, as an international manhunt was launched after Nadine Aburas was found dead in a guest room at the Future Inn hotel in Cardiff on New Year's Eve. Photo: South Wales Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by South Wales Police of Sammy Almahri, as an international manhunt was launched for him after Nadine Aburas was found dead in a guest room at the Future Inn hotel in Cardiff on New Year's Eve. Photo: South Wales Police/PA

Ben Wright

A man suspected of murdering a woman in a Cardiff hotel room has been arrested by police in Tanzania.

Sammy Almahri, 44, from New York, has been wanted since the discovery of 28-year-old Nadine Aburas's body at the Future Inn, Cardiff Bay, on New Year's Eve.

South Wales Police confirmed Almahri had been detained following an international manhunt.

Read more: Manhunt after body found in hotel

Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley said: "Almahri fled to Tanzania and we have worked closely with the local police authorities to trace and arrest him.

"This has been a fast moving and complex investigation involving law enforcement agencies from three continents and we are particularly grateful for the professional cooperation we have received from the Tanzanian police.

"Officers from South Wales Police major crime unit were sent to Tanzania to work with local police officers and were able to trace Almahri's movements over hundreds of kilometres across the country."

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