New Delay in Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Extradition Ruling

Crime | December 16, 2013, Monday // 17:44
Bulgaria: New Delay in Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Extradition Ruling Photo by BGNES

The Sofia City Court has postponed yet again its verdict on Romania's claim for the extradition of drug lord Evelin Banev, aka Brendo, in order to be tried there.

Brendo was sentenced by an Italian court to 20 years in jail in July, as part of a trial called the "Cocaine Kings".

Later, he was returned to Bulgaria in order to appear in court for another trial. Meanwhile, Romania has appealed for his extradition, so Brendo can be tried there as well.

The magistrates postponed the verdict once in October, and earlier in December, in order to familiarize themselves further with the case's documents.

The next hearing is scheduled for January 21.

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