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Italian police nab Syrian convict and guard

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Kiko and Magdici were traced to Italy. Photo: Zurich cantonal police
08:57 CET+01:00
Italian police on Friday arrested a Syrian fugitive wanted under an international arrest warrant after his prison guard lover in Switzerland helped him break out of jail.

Officers tracked both 27-year-old Hassan Kiko and 32-year-old Angela Magdici to a building in Romano di Lombardia in the Bergamo region in northern Italy, a spokesman for Milan police said.

The pair, having orchestrated the breakout in February, had spent a couple of weeks in the small town and appeared on the point of leaving Italy for the Middle East, he said.

A manhunt was launched after the guard helped the prisoner break out of the Limmattal jail in Zurich, freeing him from a four-year sentence for rape.

The arrest comes just days after Kiko and Magdici released a video that police said offered possible clues to their whereabouts.

The couple have been detained in police custody awaiting extradition.

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