U.S. successfully extradites Khan with Nigeria’s assistance
United States indicted defendant, Khan has been successfully extradited to the U.S. at the request of the U.S. Justice Department in Nigeria in accordance to a federal arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York.
Muhammad Khalid Khan, 31, a citizen of Pakistan has been charged with attempted narcotics importation, conspiracy to import a controlled substance into the U.S. and international money laundering.
According to the U.S. Consulate General, Khan was extradited to the U.S. by the United States Department of Justice with the resounding assistance of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Justice, Attorney General Abubakar Malami, Central Authority Unit (CAU), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) under the leadership of Chairman Chief Executive Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd).
U.S. Consulate General said Khan organised an international drug trafficking and money-laundering network responsible for trafficking narcotics to the U.S., Australia, Africa and Europe and has been the target of multiple DEA investigations including those conducted by international DEA Offices in Lagos, Nigeria, Islamabad, Pakistan, Sydney and Australia amongst others. NDLEA investigators in combination with the DEA Lagos Office investigated Khan’s utilization of a Lagos-based Nigerian narcotics transportation network, towards distribution of southwest-Asian heroin to global markets U.S. Consulate General added.
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