Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s International Policing Unit, working in partnership with Lithuanian authorities, have today, Friday 24th May, extradited a 43-year-old man from Northern Ireland to Lithuania. 

The man is wanted to stand trial for drug trafficking as a member of an organised crime gang. These offences occurred in November 2019.

The man was arrested in the Armagh area on 23rd November 2022 and extradition proceedings have completed with his extradition to Lithuania. 

Detective Inspector Lennon from the Police Service's International Policing Unit said: “We continue to work with our international partners to identify and arrest those wanted in other jurisdictions. 

"In this case, we worked closely with authorities in Lithuania and the National Crime Agency to arrest this subject. If fugitives travel to Northern Ireland to avoid the consequences of their previous crimes it is only a matter of time before they are arrested and brought before the extradition courts.

“Our message is clear that we will relentlessly pursue those that are trying to delay or deny justice to victims of crime.”