Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s International Policing Unit have arrested a 59-year-old man who is wanted in the Republic of Ireland.

The man is 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.  He will be brought before an extradition court in Belfast today, 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."