Nassau, Bahamas - (December 14th) The following is a Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson on the Extradition of Eight Bahamian Citizens:
welcome The Bahamas’ decision to extradite eight individuals to face drug
trafficking charges in the United States.
The Bahamian government and Bahamian
courts have sent a strong message that those accused of crimes that jeopardize
the safety of Bahamian citizens will not be allowed to hide from justice. This extradition strikes a blow against
organized crime and narcotics trafficking in The Bahamas.
commend this decision, which is evidence of the close and productive security
partnership the United States shares with The Bahamas. We will continue to work in cooperation
with The Bahamas to respond to the threats posed by transnational criminal
Earlier in the day the Bahamas government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration put out the following statement:
Eight Bahamian nationals were today, 14th December 2015, extradited to the United States pursuant to the Extradition Act. The extradited men are :
1 Sheldon Moore
2 Gordon Newvold
3 Melvin Maycock, Sr.
4 Bryan Deal
5 Lyndon Deal
6 Carl Culmer
7 Torrey Lockhart
8 Wilfred Ferguson
14th December, 2015