JG - Businessman waives right to extradition trial
Businessman waives right to extradition trial
published: Friday January 20, 2006
A MONTEGO Bay businessman, who is wanted in the United States along with St. Ann businessman Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard and others to face drug charges, has waived his right to an extradition hearing.
He is 56-year-old Ivan Kenneth Huggins, also called 'Rasta Teddy'.
When he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Huggins told Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Gayle he had decided to go to the U.S. to face his trial.
Huggins was arrested last week by the Fugitive Apprehension Team.
It is being alleged that Huggins, along with Nembhard and others, were part of a ring that was involved in trafficking tons of cocaine into the United States.
Nembhard and five other men were ordered extradited in June last year to face drug trafficking charges in the U.S. They are, however, seeking to have the extradition orders overturned.