The European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST), supported by Europol, has launched the 2023 EU Most Wanted campaign to seek help finding fugitives across Europe.
The list of criminals has been updated and this year's campaign seeks to increase public awareness about fugitives wanted for serious crimes. Over 50 profiles of fugitives have been uploaded to the website. Some of the crimes committed include murder, human trafficking, armed robbery and cybercrime, among other offences.
ENFAST and Europol have asked people in the EU to visit the website and view images of these fugitives to check if they recognise any of them. The theme for this year's campaign is that citizens can step into the story and be superheroes too.
FAST Luxembourg is searching for three fugitives on this list with links to crimes committed in the Grand Duchy: Mohamed Zitouni, who is wanted for the laundering of the proceeds of crime and participation in a criminal organisation; Sasa Bibic, who is considered "dangerous" and is wanted for attempted murder, laundering of the proceeds of crime and participation in a criminal organisation; Abdullah Khodor, also considered "dangerous" and wanted for kidnapping, illegal restraint and hostage-taking, laundering of the proceeds of crime, organised or armed robbery and participation in a criminal organisation.
Mohamed Zitouni: this 38-year-old Moroccan man is suspected of several simple and qualified thefts and the fraudulent use of stolen credit cards belonging to at least a dozen victims. The crimes took place between March and November 2019, mainly in Luxembourg but also in France and Belgium. The investigation is ongoing. In March 2022, a European arrest warrant and an international arrest warrent were issued. There were traces of the fugitive in France "in the recent past", although he may be using an alias.
Sasa Bibic (alias Spiridon Sikiotis): this 52-year-old Serbian man is wanted by Luxembourg in an ongoing case of attempted murder. He is suspected of having taken part in a violent home invasion in Luxembourg City on 19 April 2023. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
Abdullah Khodor: this 24-year-old German-Libyan man is suspected of having taken part in a violent homejacking in Gonderange on 17 December 2017. The investigation is ongoing. On 2 December 2019, a European arrest warrant and an international arrest warrant were issued for Abdullah Khodor, who is suspected to be outside of Europe.
Any leads / relevant information should be forwarded to FAST Luxembourg via email: email@example.com or directly via https://eumostwanted.eu/ (where further details of the fugitives are available).
Europol's Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle, explained: "Collaboration across EU countries and with EU citizens is crucial when trying to find wanted fugitives. These criminals escape from country to country and repeatedly try to evade law enforcement authorities. By quickly browsing our EU Most Wanted list website, you could help save potential victims. Check the website and help us find them. Be our next hero."
When someone sends an anonymous tip via the website, they will reach the ENFAST community. ENFAST is the European network of police officers within national fugitive teams, available 24/7 who can immediately undertake action to locate and arrest fugitives when necessary.
The ENFAST community launched EU's Most Wanted in January 2016 with the support of Europol. Since then: 408 profiles of fugitives have been listed on the website; 146 fugitives have been arrested; 50 arrests came as a direct result of a fugitive profile being published on the website; 21 cases successfully solved since the launch of last year’s campaign in September 2022.
EU Most Wanted: Mohamed Zitouni