Convicted Businessman Fights UK Extradition to UAE

Published December 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Pakistani businessman wanted for drug offences in the UAE has appealed against a British court's ruling that he should be extradited to Dubai to face trial, the Gulf News reported Wednesday. 

Mohammed Lodhi, 43, was convicted in absentia by the Dubai Court of First Instance in June 1999 on six charges related to the manufacture of the illegal drug Mandrax and sentenced to life imprisonment, the paper said. 

It added that he fled in July 1997 and settled in Singapore, but was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport in January 2000 while trying to enter the UK with his wife Tabassum -- Albawaba.com

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