Alleged Drug Lord Dubbed 'Asia's El Chapo' Arrested In Amsterdam
Sumaira FH 9 months ago Sun 24th January 2021 | 08:40 PM
The Hague, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jan, 2021 ) :The alleged ringleader of Asia's biggest crime syndicate and one of the world's most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands, with Australian authorities pushing Sunday for his extradition to face trial.
The Chinese-born Canadian citizen has been dubbed Asia's "El Chapo" in reference to the nickname of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, now serving a life sentence in a US prison.
Aling, speaking to AFP on Sunday, would not say where the flight originated.
"This person is currently incarcerated, waiting to see what will happen as it has to do with an Australian investigation," Aling added.
"An extradition will take place at Australia's request, and the matter will proceed like that.
Australia's federal police said Friday's arrest followed an operation that in 2012-13 nabbed 27 people linked to a crime syndicate spanning five countries.
"The syndicate targeted Australia over a number of years, importing and distributing large amounts of illicit narcotics, laundering the profits overseas and living off the wealth obtained from crime," the Australian police said.