INTERPOL issues four more Red Notices for Madrid bombing suspects.

4 May 2004

LYON, France -- In response to a request from the Spanish authorities, INTERPOL has issued international wanted persons notices for four further suspects in the Madrid train bombing investigation.

These requests are in addition to the six Red Notices which were issued by INTERPOL on Thursday 1 April.

The suspects, who are all from Morocco, are Mohamed Afalah, Hicham Ahmidan, Mohamed Belhadj and Abdelmajid Bouchar.

The INTERPOL Red Notices have been transmitted to police in all of the organization's 181 member countries.

European arrest warrants for the four latest suspects in the Madrid bombing have also been issued, however the INTERPOL Red Notices will be seen by police not only in Europe but in all of the organization's member countries on all five continents.

The legal basis for a Red Notice is the arrest warrant or court order issued by the judicial authorities in the country concerned and therefore serves the purposes of both police and judicial officials.

Many of the INTERPOL's member countries consider a Red Notice a valid request for provisional arrest, especially when a country is linked to the requesting country via a bilateral extradition treaty or an extradition convention.

Further details of the Red Notices concerning the individuals now being sought are available on the INTERPOL public website - - under the 'Wanted'.