On Tuesday 16th April, officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s International Policing Unit extradited a 62 year-old man from Northern Ireland to Poland, where he is wanted to stand trial for embezzlement charges.

The man was initially arrested in Belfast in June 2020, and after working in partnership with our Polish law enforcement colleagues, extradition proceedings are now complete with his successful return to Poland.

Separately, officers from the International Policing Unit arrested a 30 year-old man this morning (Wednesday 17th April), in Belfast, on an international warrant issued by Spanish authorities in relation to drugs offences.

He will appear before Belfast Extradition Court later today.

Detective Inspector Lennon, from the Police Service’s International Policing Unit, said: “These two separate results demonstrate the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s continued and effective working with our international partners to track down wanted persons and to bring offenders to justice.”