An Irish fugitive has been extradited after he was caught living on Anglesey.
John Joseph Mullen was arrested earlier this month after eight years on the run – he was wanted by Garda detectives for drug supply offences. The 64 year-old was traced to the village of Carreglefn, near Amlwch, where he had been living under a false identity.
North Wales Police handed over Mullen to Garda on Thursday on board an Aer Lingus flight from Heathrow to Dublin.
Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney at Caernarfon CID said ”We fully appreciate the shock this arrest caused in the local community concerned however I’d like to reassure them that our stance on drug suppliers is very clear. There will be no hiding place. We remain totally committed to ensuring that North Wales will not be a safe haven for international criminals”.