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Man arrested in Wicklow under European Arrest Warrant

Vasile Jelecuteam, a 44-year-old Romanian national, was arrested at a checkpoint in Wicklow after it was revealed that there was a European Arrest Warrant in place for him.

He was arrested at 12am this morning at a checkpoint stationed at Kilmacanogue and appeared before the High Court today after he was found to have been wanted in Germany.

The details of his alleged offence have not yet been supplied to the High Court. Jelecuteam was remanded in custody until the 31st of March with a bail hearing listed for Thursday of this week.

His wanted status was discovered when his details were entered through the Garda Pulse and the Schengen Information System (SIS II). The SIS II, which was introduced to Ireland on the 15th of March, also lead to the arrest of a Polish man and a Slovakian man last week.

In regards to this system, which is currently being used by 33 countries, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris stated that “accessing such information means that An Garda Síochána can swiftly deal with issues of serious crime with potential links to other European countries.”


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