Police seeking extradition of drug-dealer Richard
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Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 15:57
Vadodara: Vadodara Police have initiated a process for the extradition of Canadian drug dealer Xie Jeng Fang alias Richard from Nepal.

All the necessary documents for the extradition have been sent to the Centre as well as Interpol, Vadodara police commissioner Satish Sharma said on Monday.

Richard is in the custody of Nepal police, following his arrest there a couple of months back.

"We will make arrangements for bringing him back to the country after receiving instructions from the Centre in this regard," Sharma said.

Richard had been arrested in Nepal, after alerts sent by Vadodara police as well as Interpol. According to sources, Richard was planning to spread his network in western India.

The drug-dealer had fled on April 28, when he was brought from Vadodara Central Jail to the SSG Hospital for treatment.

Even though his escape had left the police red-faced, Sharma had then described his escape a well-planned conspiracy and that locals were involved in the escape.

Deputy Police Commissioner (Crime) Ashok Yadav said, "The Crime Branch had received a tip-off a couple of months back that Richard had fled to Nepal. Following this, we contacted Nepal police and passed on information and sent his photographs to them."

"Richard, a drug dealer and notorious criminal was a part of Nepal's drug syndicate, was arrested in Kathmandu a couple of months ago," he added.


First Published: Monday, October 10, 2011, 15:57

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