Thursday, March 02, 2017 Gleaner
DETECTIVES assigned to the police’s Fugitive Apprehension Team yesterday arrested a man who has been on the run from law enforcement in the United States of America.
He is 61-year-old Desmond Campbell, otherwise called ‘Leon’, of York Drive, Spanish Town in St Catherine and Thornton District, St Elizabeth.
Campbell, the police said yesterday, was a part of a drug-trafficking ring, based in Jamaica, which illegally shipped marijuana to the US and other countries between August 2004 and October 2009. Campbell, the police said, was subsequently held in the United States in 2010 and pleaded guilty to two counts of international conspiracy to distribute marijuana in the United States, and three counts of conspiracy to import marijuana into the United States.
Campbell was to appear in court for sentencing but fled to Jamaica and was consequently declared a fugitive. A warrant of arrest, under the Extradition Act of 1991, was subsequently issued for him in 2013.The police’s Corporate Communications Unit said a Browning 9mm pistol was seized following the arrest of Campbell in Spanish Town.
He is to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, March 6 where extradition proceedings will begin. more