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20 January 2015, 13:59
Police investigating the murder of Nadine Aburas on New Year's Eve have arrested suspect Sammy Almahri in Tanzania.
The 28 year old's body was discovered at the Future Inn hotel in Cardiff Bay at around midday on 31 December.
As part of an international manhunt, South Wales Police worked closely with officers in New York City and Tanzania as well as Interpol.
Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley said:
"Almahri fled to Tanzania and we have worked closely with the local police authorities to trace and arrest him.
"This has been a fast moving and complex investigation involving law enforcement agencies from three continents and we are particularly grateful for the professional co-operation we have received from the Tanzanian police.
"Officers from South Wales Police Major Crime Unit were sent to Tanzania to work with local police officers and were able to trace Almahri’s movements over hundreds of kilometres across the country.
"I also want to thank the communities of Cardiff who have also provided valuable assistance to our investigation as well as supporting Nadine’s family at this very distressing time for them."
Sammy Almahri is currently in custody in Tanzania.
South Wales Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information concerning call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.