Appeals court approves Brazilian drug trafficker’s extradition
A Brazilian national arrested in Hungary last summer on charges of drug trafficking and other crimes can be extradited for prosecution in another state, according to a ruling by the Budapest appeals court, the Budapest Appellate Chief Prosecution Office said on Friday.
The 65-year-old man was arrested on a European arrest warrant in Budapest on June 21 last year. Brazil and the United States issued requests for his extradition.
The decision on which country the defendant will be extradited to will be made by the justice minister.