Leo Cullen (inset) was extradited to the UK on Friday.


Wanted man extradited from UAE after arrest in Dubai


DUBAI – A man on Britain’s most wanted list has been extradited from the UAE and was put on trial for supplying illegal firearms and drugs.

Leo Cullen, who was arrested in Dubai in January last year, was extradited to the UK on Friday.

The 33-year-old from Warrington in England appeared for trial at the Liverpool Magistrates Court on Saturday to face charges for offences including conspiracy to supply firearms, ammunition and Class A drugs.

He will remain in custody until his next hearing in March.

Meanwhile, British police thanked the UAE for its help in Cullen’s arrest and extradition.

“This type of global law enforcement co-operation has never been more important to tackling serious and organised crime affecting the UK, and I would like to thank the UAE authorities for all their work which led to Cullen’s arrest and extradition,” said Deputy director Tom Dowdall, head of National Crime Agency International. ICA/Expat Media

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