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JUST IN: Sheikh Abdullah el Faisal arrested in Jamaica on extradition warrant

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:34 PM
Sheikh Abdullah el Faisal was arrested in Kingston and taken to his home in St Catherine where a search warrant was executed.

Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el Faisal has been arrested by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force on an extradition warrant.

The Ministry of National Security says  el Faisal was arrested in Kingston and taken to his home in St Catherine where a search warrant was executed.

It also said he will be taken to court for a hearing at a later date.

The ministry has promised that further information will  be made available as soon as possible.

In January 2010, the Westmoreland-born el-Faisal was deported to Jamaica from Kenya.

He was arrested by Kenyan police on New Year’s Day for preaching at a mosque in Nairobi, the country’s capital.