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Swiss criminal arrested in Debrecen

Hungarian authorities have arrested a Swiss national convicted for blackmail, robbery, theft and drug trafficking, in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, said on Thursday.

The 29-year-old man sentenced to over 5 and a half years in prison was detained in a raid in a luxury apartment block in the city on Feb. 20, the site said.

The man wanted on an international and European list was handed a 2-year prison term by the Zurich regional court in 2019 and later an additional 44-month term in 2020, said the site, adding that he was facing extradition.

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