A 41 year-old-man was today, Wednesday 10th April, 2024, extradited from Poland to Northern Ireland, where he is wanted to stand trial in relation to a number of offences of cultivation of cannabis.

The offences occurred in the Maghera, Coleraine and Kilrea areas in October 2019.  The suspect breached bail and failed to appear before Londonderry Crown Court in February 2022.

The male was initially arrested in Poland on March 6th this year, and today completed the extradition proceedings with his successful return to Northern Ireland.

He is due to appear before Bishop Street Courthouse tomorrow, Thursday 11th April 2024.

Sergeant Davey, from the Police Service’s International Policing Unit, said: “This demonstrates our continued and effective working with our international partners to track down wanted persons and bring offenders to justice.

“If you abscond while on bail then we will take all steps possible to locate you and have you brought before the courts here in NI.”