Accused Jamaican drug trafficker extradited to US

first_imgA Jamaican, who is wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges but had been hiding in Jamaica since 2010, is to be extradited to that country.Desmond Campbell waived his rights to an extradition hearing when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, following his arrest on February 28.The 61-year-old fugitive, who is otherwise called ‘Leon’, of York Drive, Spanish Town in St Catherine and Thornton district, St Elizabeth, was held by Jamaican and US agents in Spanish Town.Campbell is accused of being part of a Jamaican-based drug-trafficking network, which shipped marijuana to the US and other countries between August 2004 and October 2009.He was arrested in the United States in 2010 and pleaded guilty to two counts of international conspiracy to distribute marijuana in the United States, and three counts of conspiracy to import marijuana into the United States.However, he absconded his bail while awaiting sentencing and fled to Jamaica. Consequently, he was declared a fugitive and a warrant of arrest under the Extradition Act of 1991 was issued for him in 2013.last_img

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