Published On: Wed, May 30th, 2018

“Russian Mike” may be extradited

CourtWILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Court decided that the extradition of the man M.K. (Ukraine, 1974) to the United States is permissible.

In accordance with the opinion of the Court, the man M.K. is also called "Russian Mike" and / or Cobra. He was arrested in Curaçao on January 3, 2018, at the request of the US District Court, Southern District of New York. The man lives in Canada. He is suspected by the US of drug traffic between Colombia, Mexico, the US and Canada.

The Court's advice to proceed with extradition was taken on the basis of the "Extradition Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United States of America", the "Extradition Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America" and the "Extradition decision of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten".

The Court advises the Governor of Curaçao to extradite the man to the United States.

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