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Most wanted fugitive brought back to UK

Merseyside fugitive David McDermott who lost his extradition fight after being captured in Ghana has been returned to the UK.

The 42-year-old was brought back by National Crime Agency officers recently on a flight which landed at Heathrow Airport. He appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court on friday.

McDermott, who featured in the Operation Captura fugitive campaign, is suspected of being a member of a Liverpool-based organised crime group involved in a conspiracy to import and supply 400 kilos of cocaine.

The NCA investigation into the drug seizure from a container of frozen Argentinian beef at Tilbury Docks has already resulted in six people being sentenced to a total of 64 years.

More information on his arrest in March can be found here.

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