Interpol detains Slovak Karol Mello in San Pedro; wanted for double murder

Thursday, July 12th, 2012


Karol Mello arrested in San Pedro by Interpol accused of orchestrating a 2004 double murder in Most pri Bratislave, Slovakia

San Pedro Police arrested  the Slovak Republic’s most wanted man who is believed to have been involved in a double murder in his home country. According to Police, 42 year old Karol Mello, who has been described as a ‘mafia boss’, is accused of organizing a botched murder hit that went wrong and resulted in the death of a innocent woman and child in the village of Most pri Bratislave in 2004.

According to the Slovak Spectator Publication, the spokesperson for the Specialised Criminal Court in the Slovak Republic, Katarína Kudjáková, has also announced that she believes Mello was involved in the murder of Peter Čongrády, the alleged boss of the Bratislava underworld.  After Mello was in hiding for several years, a Polish special police force arrested him in October 2010 but he was released in May 2011 by Slovak courts, reportedly due to procedural errors by a court. After being detained again, he filed a complaint and was released from pre-trial custody for a second time later in the same month. He has been at large since then until his arrest on July 11th in San Pedro Town, Belize.

Mello was caught by local authorities on the island on Pescador Drive after months of being sought in Belize following a tip off by Belize Police and Interpol.

Mello was transpoted to Belmopan early on Thursday July 12th and handed over to Interpol authorities in Capital City.

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