08/03/2024

Man Wanted In Ireland On Drug Offences Arrested In South Belfast

A 59-year-old man wanted in the Republic of Ireland has been arrested in south Belfast by the PSNI's International Policing Unit.

Wanted to stand trial for drugs offences that occurred in the Kilkenny area in 2012.

He was located in the south Belfast area by officers from the International Policing Unit and Auto Crime Team on Wednesday, 6th March and appeared before an extradition court in Belfast on Thursday, 7th March.

Sergeant Davey from the International Policing Unit said: "This is another example of the Police Service of Northern Ireland working closely with our international law enforcement partners to track down wanted persons and bring offenders to justice.

"We will continue our collaborative working to locate and arrest those sought for extradition.

"Our message is clear: Northern Ireland is not somewhere you can hide to avoid arrest or the consequences of your actions."

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