London - (Spysnatcher news): Ilir Kumbaro was arrested today on an extradition warrant for the kidnap and torture of three men in Tirana.
The ex-Albanian intelligence service CEO had been hiding out in a Fulham council flat after successfully evading forcible return since 1996.
Police sources have stressed the former spymaster's arrest is 'completely unconnected' to the headline grabbing death of MI6 officer Gareth Williams.
The GCHQ cryptographer's trussed-up body was found in a sports holdall earlier this week at an MI6 safe house in Alderney Street, Pimlico.
Results of a postmortem are expected later this week.
Westmonster Magistrates Court heard today that justice fugitive Kumbaro was apprehended after applying for disability benefits for depression.
However, instead of using his false Kosovan ID Kumbaro inexplicably registered with a local health authority under his real Albanian name.
"That's how they nabbed him," prosecuting counsel said today.