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Man wanted in US in connection with multi-million dollar fraud arrested in Belfast

The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Extradition and International Mutual Assistance Unit based in Lisnasharragh, assisted by colleagues in the ANPR Team, Roads Policing Unit and the Auto Crime Team, arrested a 33 year old man following an intelligence led vehicle stop at Clifton Street, north Belfast, on Thursday 30 September.

Inspector Gareth Thompson from the Extradition and International Mutual Assistance Unit said:

“The driver of the car was identified as being the subject of an outstanding extradition warrant in relation to a multi-million dollar fraud in the United States of America.

“A number of police vehicles were then involved in safely bringing the car to a stop on Clifton Street where the suspect was subsequently arrested. He will now appear at the Extradition Court in Belfast on Friday 1 October.

“A great deal of work and co-ordination was involved between a number of police departments in the successful execution of this arrest and this is also an excellent example of police working with information received from members of the community to put those suspected of criminal activity before the courts.”

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