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US seeking extradition of former Guyanese policeman

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 8:59 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The United States is seeking the extradition of a former policeman wanted on drug-related charges.

The 34-year-old former law enforcement officer, Shawn Neblett, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday where Washington, through the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) chambers, formally requested his extradition.

The details regarding the extradition were not disclosed in the court but Neblett told the Court that he is unaware of any charges that he is facing in the United States.

He said he was arrested eight days ago and has been in police custody since then.

The Magistrate remanded him to prison until June 6.

The Guyana Police Force had issued a wanted bulletin for the ex-policeman in 2017 in connection with a drug trafficking probe at the Cheddi Jagan Airport.

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