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Swede requested extradition from Colombia for huge Cocaine smuggling attempt
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
A 38-year-old Swede has been extradited from Colombia to Sweden for attempting to smuggle 1.4 tonnes of cocaine to Sweden reports Swedish news agency TT quoting the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo.

According to the newspaper the Swede, a man, is wanted by the Swedish authorities, suspected of being behind a failed attempt to pass on 1.4 tonnes of cocaine into Sweden last year.

Probably, this was the massive cocaine that was seizure by the French customs when they stormed a yacht that was sailing off the island of Martinique in the Caribbean earlier this year.

Aboard the boat, 1.4 ton of cocaine was found and a 54-year-old Swedish man was arrested. The value of the drugs was estimated at SEK800 million. The Swedish national criminal authorities said then that it was a Swedish operation and the party with the cocaine was probably on his way to Sweden.

The newly released 38-year-old man was arrested in the town of Girardot in central Colombia. He is suspected of being the leader of a drug gang.
The Swedish television news program, Rapports contacted the Swedish National Criminal Police, but by this morning they this, they have not comment on allegations against the release of the Swede.

The Swede is already convicted of, among other things, a number of serious robberies in the 90s, and a couple of times he has been under dramatic circumstances freed from being imprisoned.
By Scancomark.se Team

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