Milan Lukic, on the run since 1990, was in Buenos Aires, police sources say
The Associated Press
Updated: 3:10 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2005
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A top Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect, indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for some of the worst atrocities in the Bosnian war, was arrested Monday in Argentina, federal police said.
Milan Lukic was indicted by the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2000 for crimes against humanity. He has also been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Serbia for war crimes but has been on the run since the late 1990s.
Earlier, senior Serbian government officials confirmed the arrest but spoke on condition of anonymity.
Federal police said Lukic was picked up in a residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires on Monday, but a police official did not immediately disclose circumstances surrounding the arrest.
A federal police spokesman said Lukic was taken after his arrest to a police precinct station in Palermo, a downtown Buenos Aires district.
The federal officer, who also spoke on customary condition of not being named, had no further report.
Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive Milan Lukic has been arrested in Argentina, federal police say.
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