Man in Limerick extradited to America to face allegations of trafficking rhino horns 1 month ago

Man in Limerick extradited to America to face allegations of trafficking rhino horns

The man in question was arrested by 20 armed Gardaí.

A man in Limerick has been extradited to America to face allegations of trafficking rhino horns.

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) surrendered the male to the United States Marshall Service at Dublin Airport, for extradition to the United States on an extradition warrant endorsed by the High Court.

It is expected that the man will soon appear before court in Texas.

The man’s extradition was sought by the United States in respect of Illegal Wildlife Trafficking.

Gardaí confirmed to JOE that the alleged offences relate to the sale and transport of horns of endangered wild black rhinoceroses.

Speaking this morning in relation to this extradition, Detective Superintendent Michael J. Mullen, GNBCI, said: "This international cooperation between An Garda Síochána, Special Crime Operations and law enforcement agencies of the United States of America highlights our continued commitment to combating cross jurisdictional crime and in working closely with our international counterparts".