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Sofia Court to Review 'Cocaine King' Extradition to Romania

Crime | December 16, 2013, Monday // 07:53| Views: 1539 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Sofia Court to Review 'Cocaine King' Extradition to Romania Evelin Banev (Brendo) was sentenced to 20 years in jail by an Italian court. He also faces charges in Bulgaria and Romania. Photo by BGNES

The Sofia City Court will review pn Monday Romania's claim for the extradition of drug lord Evelin Banev aka Brendo, in order to be tried there.

At the beginning of July, an Italian court sentenced Banev on first instance to 20 years in jail in the trial against the so-called "Cocaine Kings".

He was later forced to come to Bulgaria only for the court sessions of the local trial against him.

Romania has asked Bulgaria to transfer them Banev, so he can be present in another trial against him.

In October, the Sofia City Court postponed its verdict on the extradition, claiming magistrates needed more information on the case.

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