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General News of Monday, 14 March 2016


Extradition process for British ‘drug lord’ begins today

Extradition processes for David McDermott, the British fugitive who was arrested on Saturday will begin today.

David McDermott, who was being hunted by the National Crime Agency in the UK, was finally arrested in an international sting operation at his home in the affluent Burma Hills in Accra.

The process will make it possible for him to be sent back home to the United Kingdom to face trial there.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) on its official website said; “McDermott is suspected of being a member of a Liverpool-based organised crime group involved in a conspiracy to import and supply cocaine which was seized from a container of frozen Argentinean beef in May 2013 at Tilbury Docks.”

He is also wanted for conspiracy to blackmail. I don’t know my in-law was a fugitive -BoG Governor Meanwhile, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah, has confirmed that Ramona Wampah who was married to David McDermott, is his step daughter.

Dr. Wampah has expressed shock over the arrest but said in a statement that he had no knowledge that David McDermott was a fugitive and an alleged drug dealer. According to Dr. Wampah, he knew David to be a worker in the mining industry and was shocked about his arrest.

“I have received news about the arrest of David McDermott, who is married to my step daughter, Ramona, with shock. David has been known to me as a worker in the mining sector and has been living in the country with Ramona since their marriage some three years ago,” he said.