Capital Area Police arrested four individuals and conducted searches at six locations both inside and outside their jurisdiction this morning. The actions were in relation to an ongoing investigation into the murder of Armando Beqirai, a resident of Iceland and Albanian national. Armando was shot to death outside his home in East Reykjavík last month, leaving behind an Icelandic wife and young child, who were in the home when the incident occurred.
Police issued a notice on this morning’s searches and arrests just after noon today. Authorities stated they will provide more information on the actions when it is available, possibly later today. Police had previously arrested nine individuals in relation to the case, and reported yesterday that three of those nine remained in custody. One was sentenced to remain in custody until March 24 while the other two were sentenced until April 14. RÚV reports that none of the four arrested yesterday had been detained earlier in connection with the case. The total number of arrests in relation to the investigation is therefore 13.
The investigation into Armando’s murder is one of the largest of its kind if Iceland in recent decades. Police have been relatively tight-lipped about the investigation, which has involved the National Police Commissioner’s Office and Europol.