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Extradition hearing starts for Lebanese national, Khalid El Turk Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 December 2012 00:00

Khalid El TurkOn Wednesday, December 19th, police officers escorted 35-year-old Lebanese national, Khalid El Turk in cuffs and under heavy guard to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court.

He was pushed hurriedly through the back entrance and whisked off into Court #1 where he appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith to start extradition proceedings.

In court, Attorney from the Solicitor General's office Magali Perdomo, submitted documents to the Chief Magistrate, which they are relying on to extradite El Turk.

He was represented by Attorney, Edwin Flowers. Also present in court was Tasha Young, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Khalid El Turk has been in police custody since October 16th, 2012 when he was picked up after police say he was found with a bullet.

Khalid El Turk is wanted in the United States in connection with the offense of pseudoephedrine trafficking.