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Murder of Tomasz WAGA

South Wales Police are appealing for information regarding a murder in Cardiff on 28/01/2021

Tomasz Waga murder investigation: Suspect extradited from Germany

Detectives investigating the death of Tomasz Waga on January 28, 2021, have charged a further man in connection with his murder.

Hysland Aliaj aged 31 was arrested in Germany and extradited to the UK in June 2022 in a successful, joint operation involving South Wales Police Major Crime Detectives and other German  law enforcement agencies.

He appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on 10th June 2022. 

Four other men - Josif Nushi, Mihal Dhana, Gledis Mehalla and Mario Qato - are due to stand trial in October 2022 charged with murder and other related offences.  Other individuals arrested during this long and complex investigation remain on bail awaiting trial in relation to other matters.

Tomasz's body was discovered by a member of the public at approximately 11.30pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Westville Road, Penylan, Cardiff.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Mark O’Shea, said: “International borders are no barrier to us pursuing people suspected of murder in the UK, we have excellent links with law enforcement colleagues across Europe including Albania.

“I am very keen now to establish the whereabouts of two more Albanian nationals who are wanted in connection with this offence. I would appeal to the Albanian community in the UK and abroad to assist us in locating the two wanted men. There is a Crimestoppers reward for information leading to their arrest.

“Information can also been provided to us directly through the Major Investigation Public Portal. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence. Mr Waga’s family continue to be supported by Family Liaison Officers and are being kept updated as the case continues to develop.

“I say to the remaining two other people we are seeking that it is in your interests to come forward voluntarily and provide us with your accounts of what took place in Cardiff on the night of January 28 2021.”

The two other men remain wanted on suspicion of murder are:

Elidon Elezi, 22, last known address East Finchley, London.

Artan Palluci, 29, last known address Cathays, Cardiff.

A number of vehicles have been seized as part of the investigation but attention remains on the whereabouts of a silver/grey Mercedes C200 Sport, registration BK09 RBX.

The Mercedes, which has links to the investigation and could contain vital evidence, was last seen in Cardiff on the day his body was found.

A £10,000 reward remains on offer from Crimestoppers UK for information provided to them about the outstanding suspects and the whereabouts of the Mercedes - a previous registered owner of the vehicle lives in the Fairwater area of Cardiff and is in no way connected to this investigation.
To qualify for the reward, information must be given directly to Crimestoppers. This can be done via the charity’s anonymous online form :



Contact Information

Anyone with any information should contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station on 02920 634184, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote reference 2100032866.


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