Afghan drug dealer detained in Turkey before killing eyewitnesses of murder
Turkish police have caught an Afghan drug dealer who planned to flee Turkey after killing the eyewitnesses of a murder he committed.
Local media reported on Sept. 28 that Ajmal Amani, 27, killed his compatriot Ansar Yousefi at the victim’s apartment in Ankara on Sept. 20 for having a secret relationship with his girlfriend.
As three eyewitnesses at the apartment, including his 18-year-old girlfriend watched, Amani put the corpse of the 19-year-old victim into a sofa bed and dumped it in the countryside at night.
After passersby found the body, the police identified the victim from the fingerprints that he gave in the eastern province of Yozgat last month. The trail led security forces to the killer, who had already started his attempt to flee the country.
Amani, who has been selling drugs he brought from Iran to Afghans in Turkey, was detained in the eastern province of Erzurum. Police sources told local media that he had planned to kill all three eyewitnesses, who had travelled with him, at the border before leaving Turkey alone.
Amani and two eyewitnesses were arrested, while two more Afghans connected to the incident were deported to their country.