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August 1, 2020

A COURT case concerning the extradition of a billionaire oligarch wanted in Russia over one of the country's biggest ever bank collapses was shrouded in secrecy.
Georgy Bedzhamov, 57, the former head of the Russian bobsleigh team, is fighting extradition to Russia to f...

August 1, 2020

ONE of Albania's most wanted convicted killers has finally been extradited back to his native country after nearly 23 years on the run in the UK.

Hektor Mahmutaj, 44, (pictured above) who was living at Twickenham Drive, Wirral, was one of Albania's top-ten most wanted f...

July 27, 2020

US prosecutors are about to withdraw their request for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, before issuing a new alternative one, his extradition hearing was today told.

Mr Assange's legal team told Westminster Magistrates' Court they understood the US was about to drop th...

July 21, 2020

ANOTHER Albanian national suspected of being involved in major drugs trafficking in Europe has been arrested in the UK.

Lorenc Sula, 41, whose address is not known, has been arrested by Bedfordshire Police after Greece issued a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for his arre...

July 18, 2020

NEARLY 40 suspected major drugs traffickers, including men accused of belonging to some of Europe's biggest mafia organisations, have been caught hiding in the UK.
Italy and Poland are each separately seeking the extradition of 12 fugitives from the UK who are alr...

July 14, 2020

A MAN convicted of killing a Romanian athletics champion has given up his battle to stop being extradited to face justice.
Vasilica-Viorel Baciu, 35, became one of Romania's most wanted fugitives after coming to the UK after he was freed on licence after the death of c...

July 9, 2020

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a Polish woman wanted in her native country on a burglary charge.

Agata Malgorzata Chorolicz, 34, (pictured top) who is also wanted in Poland on a European Arrest Warrant for offences angainst property and the veracity of docu...

July 8, 2020

AN ALBANIAN national wanted in France on suspicion of human trafficking offences has been arrested in the UK.

Arben Frroku, 31, from Lilian Street, West Bowing, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant, last week.

He was brought before Westm...

July 7, 2020

A BRITISH car dealer has been named as a key member of a gang of travellers known as the "Bitumeurs Anglais" who are said to have conned French pensioners out of up to £4 million through an organised asphalt scam.
Bertie Lee, 57, from Morecambe, is fighting extradition...

June 29, 2020

A PENSIONER, who claims money laundering charges from Spanish prosecutors are a punishment for him "blowing his cover while acting as an undercover informant" for them should be extradited, a judge has ruled.

Paul Blanchard, 75, (above) could be facing up to 15 years in...

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