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Migration and Home Affairs

Wanted persons

Cooperating countries: Ireland and Poland

On 18 March 2021, a SIS arrest alert for surrender or extradition was created for a Polish national wanted for a murder in 2015. One day later, the Polish SIRENE Bureau responded to the Irish SIS alert reporting that the subject was currently imprisoned in Poland and serving a sentence for another offence.

Cooperating countries: Ireland and Italy

 On 14 May 2021, a SIS arrest alert was created for an Italian national wanted in relation to the alleged rape of a young male in Munster in 2019. The suspect had since returned to Italy. It was believed that he continued to have interactions with young people at sports camps. The suspect was arrested in Italy on 27 May - 13 days after the Irish SIS alert was created.

Cooperating countries: Ireland and the Netherlands

On 24 May 2021, a SIS arrest alert was created for a Dutch national who had seriously assaulted his wife in their home in Ireland in 2015. The suspect fled Ireland soon after the offence was committed. On 8 June 2021, the Dutch authorities advised that the suspect would be arrested on the basis of the Irish SIS alert.

Cooperating countries: Italy and Romania

On 8 December 2021, a brutal double murder was committed in Iasi, Romania. After committing this crime, the perpetrator left Romania. During the next few days, the murderer stayed in different accommodations in Rome. When a SIS arrest alert was issued, Italian investigators made inquiries and managed to track down and catch the man in Rome on 14 December 2021.

Cooperating countries: Italy and Romania

On 15 June 2019, SIRENE Italy entered a SIS arrest alert for a Spanish national, wanted by the Italian judicial authorities for money laundering. He was sentenced in Italy to 6 years and 19 days of imprisonment, as well as a fine of EUR 4 361.

SIRENE Romania exchanged information with the Criminal Investigation Unit in the Romanian Police and the Spanish liaison officer in Bucharest, in relation to the possible location of the wanted person in Romania. After the exchange of information, the subject was arrested on 20 January 2020 in Bucharest, in front of the Spanish Embassy in Romania. He was presented before a competent prosecutor who ordered his arrest. Following cooperation between SIRENE Romania, SIRENE Italy and the competent judicial authority in Romania, on 21 January 2020, the Court of Appeal in Bucharest agreed to the subject’s surrender to Italy. The subject was surrendered to Italy on 28 January 2020.

Cooperating countries: Italy and Germany

On 7 November 2021, a man without identity documents reached Lampedusa together with other migrants. A check in the SIS database identified a match for the man’s fingerprints with a robbery suspect for whom SIRENE Germany entered a European Arrest Warrant. The fugitive was arrested for surrender to Germany.

Missing persons

Cooperating countries: Ireland and Switzerland

In 2018, a 14 year old girl was reported missing from a care home in Connacht, Ireland. On 4 May 2021, the missing minor was stopped in a railway station in Switzerland, unaccompanied at the time. SIRENE Switzerland notified the Irish SIRENE Bureau, who then contacted the investigating officer in the case and the Irish Child and Family Agency – TUSLA. This opened channels of communication between Irish police forces, TUSLA, and the Swiss Social Services, after which the vulnerable minor was taken into care and protected.

Cooperating countries: Ireland and Greece

 On 9 March 2021, a high risk missing person was reported by her father to the local police station and was believed to be in Greece. A SIS alert on the missing woman was created. On 13 May 2021, the woman was located in a store in Athens in a very confused state. She was taken into protective custody, after which her father flew out to Greece and was reunited with his daughter.