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INTERPOL arrests Filipina maid killers – official

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has successfully apprehended killers of the Filipina maid, whose corpse was found in a freezer in Kuwait last month, a foreign ministry official announced Thursday.

The INTERPOL informed the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry about capturing the fugitive killers in cooperation with the Lebanese security bodies, Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Sami Al-Hamad, said in a press statement.

Kuwait security authorities have immediately submitted a request to retrieve the arrested murderers; a Lebanese husband and his Syrian wife who killed Joanna Demafelis and stuffed her body inside a freezer in their rented apartment in Salmiya area, Al-Hamad added.

The arrest action is part of Kuwait’s efforts to bring perpetrators of this crime to justice, he said, noting that the INTERPOL-branch in Kuwait has circulated the arrest order internationally following discovery of the crime and fleeing of the suspects.

The Kuwaiti official expressed his aspiration to a close cooperation with the Lebanese security authorities for this matter, adding that the perpetrators of such a gruesome crime will receive their punishment in accordance with the law.

Source: Kuwait News Agency