Albanian police say they have arrested an Italian wanted in Peru for a major drug trafficking case eight years ago.

A statement Sunday said 49-year-old Enrico Gazzo was arrested a day earlier at the Rinasi International Airport based on an international arrest warrant issued by Peru's Supreme Court for a major drug haul, not specifying whether he was entering or leaving the country.

Albanian media reported that Gazzo, a businessman and resident of Carrara, Italy, was linked to a metric ton cocaine seizure by Peruvian authorities in 2008 in Lima. Albanian authorities have started procedures to extradite Gazzo to Peru.