Colombia's most wanted drug lord Otoniel captured, faces extradition to US

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, was seized after a joint army, air force and police operation.

He led the country's largest criminal gang and has been on the US Drug Enforcement Agency's most wanted list for years.

US officials had placed a $5m (£3.6m) bounty on his head.

They accused him of importing at least 73 metric tonnes of cocaine into the country between 2003 and 2014.

Colombia's Defence Minister Diego Molano told El Tiempo newspaper that the next step for officials was to comply with the US extradition order.

Court orders Australian Federal Police to investigate detention of Samoan man

Talalelei Pauga has been in custody in Queensland since August last year after the Samoan government requested his extradition on a charge of conspiring to murder the former Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

His lawyer Greg Finlayson says Pauga complained to the AFP about the length of time it took to bring him before a magistrate after his arrest.

"He was arrested on the 20th of August 2020 and he was kept away from his lawyers and in confinement until the first time he was brought before a magistrate ... on the 21st of September," Finlayson said.

Samoa AG rejects ‘politically motivated’ claims in extradition of Talalelei Pauga

A statement from the AG’s Office said Mr Pauga is one of the three defendants, who have been charged with the offence of ‘conspiracy to commit murder’.

The statement said ‘Conspiracy to commit murder’ is a serious offence under section 106 of the Crimes Act 2013, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

“There is sufficient evidence to support the charge against Mr Pauga and he must be brought back to Samoa to stand trial.”

Chinese man in New Caledonia tries to avert extradition

Ning Shisheng, who has lived in Australia since 2010, was arrested on an Interpol warrant in April when the cruise he was on stopped on the Isle of Pines.

Judicial authorities in Noumea, who examined Beijing's extradition request, are in favour of complying with it.

However, the lawyer acting for the 64-year-old suspect says China's prison system doesn't comply with France's international obligations.

The lawyer noted that New Zealand recently rejected a Chinese extradition request, citing human rights risks.

Mr Ning says he is no fraud.

FIFA bribery suspect agrees his extradition to Nicaragua

However, Rocha's consent to a request by Nicaraguan authorities can only proceed with the approval of the United States, which also seeks his extradition.

Swiss justice department spokesman Folco Galli says it is "for the U.S. authorities to state whether or not they agree to Nicaragua being given priority."

If American officials refuse to let Rocha return home, the Swiss justice ministry will decide which extradition request to grant, Galli says in a statement.

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on the killing of Cecil the lion, the environment, water and climate minister lashed out at Walter James Palmer, accusing him even of trying to hurt Zimbabwe's image.

"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Oppah Muchinguri told a news conference. "We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he be made accountable."