The 23-year-old Albanian arrested for the murder of 40-year-old Pëllumb Islami on February 21, 2023 in Nea Ionia, Athens, has a criminal record.
The Albanian, who uses two names, Dhimitri and Nektarios, has criminal records for "Manslaughter", "Fine", "Destruction of property", "Threat with a firearm", "Acceptance and possession of the proceeds of a criminal offence". "Theft in cooperation", "Theft remaining in the attempt".
"Nektarios" was arrested by Kypseli security personnel at noon on March 20.
The arrest warrant against him for the murder of Islam was issued on March 3, 2023, while 6 other people are being sought, including the 34-year-old from Fieri, Elis Salaj.
According to Greek police sources, 2 of the 6 wanted persons have escaped to Albania. Another person involved in the incident is still unidentified.
The killing of Pëllumb Islam took place in a bar in Nea Ionia after an exchange of fire between members of an Albanian criminal group in Greece and a person who was in the society of Islam.
How did the fatal meeting and the murder happen?
The investigations of the authorities have not revealed any connection between the bloody fight and the attack on the minor son of the owner of the cafe. According to the information, a friend of the owner had called the members of the group to the business to identify the perpetrators of Albanian origin, who attacked and sent his friend's son to the hospital.
The group entered the store and headed for the VIP tables. The members of the mafia talked to the owner and when they left they encountered members of a rival group who were inside the store.
Eyewitnesses reported that first a fight and intense threats started in the Albanian language and then the "Lions" pulled out their weapons that led to the fatal wounding of the unfortunate plumber who was inside the bar.