David McDermott Court orders extradition of alleged drug baron

In her ruling Justice Melrley Wood also ordered for Mr. McDermott to be kept in police custody awaiting his removal from the country.

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British fugitive David McDermott who is been sought for by British authorities for drug related offenses has been ordered to be extradited by an Accra High Court.

RELATED: David McDermott Lawyers want case to be tried in Ghana

In her ruling Justice Melrley Wood also ordered for Mr. McDermott to be kept in police custody awaiting his removal from the country.

Explaining her decision the judge indicated there are sufficient grounds for the Brit to be extradited, disagreeing with arguments put out by defense lawyers.

RELATED: David McDermott Lawyers question extradition

The fugitive man who is married to the daughter of immediate past governor of the Bank of Ghana is alleged to be a member of an organised crime syndicate from Liverpool responsible for a failed smuggling operation discovered by Border Force at Tilbury Docks in May 2013, when officers seized 400kg (881Ibs) of cocaine smuggled into the country in a container of frozen Argentinian beef.

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