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Germany extradites alleged hashish maker from Chechnya

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 July 2014
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July 03, 2014

German authorities have extradited a man from Russia's North Caucasus Chechen Republic who is wanted for the alleged large-scale production of hashish.

Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office said Mauldin Gavdakhanov was extradited on July 3.

Gavdakhanov disappeared in June 2013 after authorities in Chechnya launched investigations against him, accusing him of the production and storage of a narcotic substance.

Russian authorities issued an international arrest warrant for Gavdakhanov in July 2013.

In November, investigators learned that Gavdakhanov was in Germany.

In December, they formally asked the German Federal Ministry of Justice to extradite Gavdakhanov.

Russia's Federal Drug Control Service is investigating the case.

Based on reporting by Interfax and

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