Wanted man from Lancashire is returned to Britain

David McDermott under arrest in Ghana
David McDermott under arrest in Ghana
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One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives, who was captured in Ghana, has been extradited back to the UK.

David McDermott, 42, of Ormskirk, was tracked down to a house in the country’s capital, Accra, in March.

He is suspected of being a member of an organised crime syndicate from Liverpool involved in a conspiracy to import and supply 400 kilos of cocaine.

The group was believed to be responsible for the failed smuggling operation discovered at Tilbury Docks in May 2013 when officers seized the drugs in a container of frozen Argentinian beef.

McDermott was brought back on a flight to Heathrow Airport on Thursday after he lost his extradition battle, said the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The NCA added that McDermott was due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Friday.