A Lithuanian man living in Cork city for more than a decade under an assumed name has been arrested in connection with a murder in his native country 13 years ago.
The man, in his mid-thirties, is currently on remand in Cork, awaiting extradition.
He is wanted by authorities in Lithuania in connection with a murder involving firearms that took place in 2006.
“It is believed information from Lithuanian authorities highlighted the possibility that the suspect was residing in the greater Cork area,” a source said.
“Following an investigation and surveillance operation, the identification was confirmed.”
Given the murder involved a firearm, Detective Branch members were assisted by the Armed Support Unit when they went to his home on the northside of the city last week, where they secured the suspect.
Cork Gardaí were also assisted by colleagues from Harcourt Street in Dublin involved in extradition.
Fake documents along with his real identity documents were believed to be discovered.
A source said the man was at the home where he has been living with his family, including young children, and made no attempt to resist the arrest.
It is not yet known whether he will lodge any appeal against his extradition. If he does not, he could be transported to Lithuania within a month.